We set out to make dBs Music a cut above all other music production training providers…like some we have the very best kit, like others we employ the very best tutors…but what sets us apart is our attitude…an attitude of going the extra mile. It means you get more hands-on time than any other training facility, it means our staff genuinely care, it means you get treated like an industry professional from day one…most of all, it means you’ll have the most amazing experience. The dBs’ attitude can be difficult to explain…but we guarantee you’ll love it.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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Associate Degree

dBs Music UK

Whether a bedroom producer looking to break out, a DJ looking to produce more of your own tracks or even a ‘traditional’ composer looking to broaden your composition skil ... [+]

Whether a bedroom producer looking to break out, a DJ looking to produce more of your own tracks or even a ‘traditional’ composer looking to broaden your composition skills in the studio, this foundation degree course might just hit the spot. It is a thorough training in creativity and composition; ideas and invention. It demands that you continually reassess the way in which you work as a musician, and expand your technical knowledge and range of production styles. Ultimately, you will be trained to be one of tomorrow’s best creative composers.

The FdA Electronic Music: Production & Composition is validated by Plymouth University and is delivered by dBs Music in partnership with Tor Bridge High.... [-]

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2 years
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This course is all about sound engineering and recording arts. If you want the opportunity to get into the studio, get hands-on and lay the foundations of your career in ... [+]

This course is all about sound engineering and recording arts. If you want the opportunity to get into the studio, get hands-on and lay the foundations of your career in the music industry, then this degree course will be right up your street. The course is aimed primarily at students who see themselves as recording studio based producers/engineers rather than electronic producers, and covers a wide range of advanced engineering and music production techniques, as well as developing your technical knowledge of recording equipment. Whether you want to set up your own studio or into one of the many roles within the audio production industry this degree will give you the training needed.

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Live sound is one of the fastest growing areas in the field of music technology and sound engineering. This exciting two year degree course is very practical, with a focu ... [+]

Live sound is one of the fastest growing areas in the field of music technology and sound engineering. This exciting two year degree course is very practical, with a focus on the skills needed to progress into a successful career in Live Sound, such as mixing technologies, acoustics, equipment operation, analogue and digital live sound production, listening skills and professional practices.

The majority of the course takes place in our own venue, the 400 capacity dBs Live in the centre of Plymouth. The course is validated by the University of Plymouth and is delivered by dBs Music in partnership with City College Plymouth.

Hands-on

As with all dBs Music courses you will spend most of your study time with your hands on the very best gear. You will be working in real venues with real sound engineers. This gives passionate students the opportunity to see working engineers do their thing and opens possibilities for actual working relationships with experienced live sound specialists.... [-]

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dBs Music UK

This course is all about sound engineering and recording arts. Mixing modern technology with the more traditional skills, such as aligning and operating tape machines, us ... [+]

This course is all about sound engineering and recording arts. Mixing modern technology with the more traditional skills, such as aligning and operating tape machines, using industry standard microphones and general studio skills required for industry practice supported by a good theoretical knowledge. Subjects covered include sound engineering and studio recording skills, advanced music production and listening skills, mixing & remixing, mastering, sound for moving image, acoustics & psychoacoustics, synthesis and sampling. This would be the next step for any music producer or sound engineer.

Life in the Studio

You will get a deep understanding of all the elements of working in a studio environment, including listening skills, mixing and remixing, mastering, acoustics, psychoacoustics and much more.... [-]

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2 years
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dBs Music UK

Future music industry professionals will require a range of essential creative and personal skills to be successful. Relentless ambition, drive, strong communication skil ... [+]

Future music industry professionals will require a range of essential creative and personal skills to be successful. Relentless ambition, drive, strong communication skills, entrepreneurial vision coupled with raw talent makes the developing music professional a formidable prospect. As with all dBs Music courses, we help you identify and develop these essential ingredients so that you can achieve your goals. So if you’re looking to become a cutting-edge electronic music maker or a DJ who’s not only looking to write and produce music to a releasable standard but also to push the boundaries of modern electronic music production and performance then this is the course for you. Run in partnership with Cornwall College; this qualification is awarded through Plymouth University.... [-]

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2 years
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dBs Music UK

This course is for musicians and music makers who want to develop their creativity, theoretical understanding as well as the practical skills to compose, record and produ ... [+]

This course is for musicians and music makers who want to develop their creativity, theoretical understanding as well as the practical skills to compose, record and produce music and sound for TV, Film and the wider media industry. This brand new course is taught at dBs Music’s premier training centre in Camborne, Cornwall and awarded by Plymouth University. As with all dBs Music centres, students will find industry experienced staff, excellent equipment and a relaxed learning environment.

Production Techniques

During this course you will cover the areas of sequencing, audio engineering, audio editing, mixing and production techniques. You’ll be using and mastering leading software tools including Logic, Pro Tools and Ableton.... [-]

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dBs Music UK

Future music industry professionals will require a range of essential creative and personal skills to be successful. Relentless ambition, drive, strong communication skil ... [+]

Future music industry professionals will require a range of essential creative and personal skills to be successful. Relentless ambition, drive, strong communication skills, entrepreneurial vision coupled with raw talent makes the developing music professional a formidable prospect. As with all dBs Music courses we help you identify and develop these essential ingredients so that you can achieve your goals. So if you’re looking to become a performing musician who’s not only looking to write and produce music, but also to push the boundaries of live performance then this is the course for you.

The Business

Alongside the technical and creative work you will be developing your understanding of the music industry and how you can make a living from it…practicing event management, online business, budgeting and finance, management processes, career strategies, project management and PR and marketing skills.... [-]

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Diploma

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This course has been specifically designed for adult learners (24yrs+) who have not studied A-levels or a BTEC qualification before but who would like a quick route into ... [+]

This course has been specifically designed for adult learners (24yrs+) who have not studied A-levels or a BTEC qualification before but who would like a quick route into Higher Education. The course will prepare you academically for University Level courses, such as the FdAs, HNDs and BAs on offer at dBs Music.

You’ll get hands on experience through a broad range of projects from recording bands and using studio equipment to creating your own samples and exploring synthesis. You will develop a solid grounding in a range of music production, technology, composition and performance skills. There are also specialist modules including Digital Mixing Production, Sound Design, Audio Production, Sampling and Mastering. You will also gain an understanding of the structure of the music industry, the key aspects of the business such as contracts, royalties, licensing and promoting yourself as an artist.... [-]

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1 year
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dBs Music UK

You’ll get hands-on experience through a broad range of projects from recording bands and using studio equipment to creating your own samples and exploring synthesis. You ... [+]

You’ll get hands on experience through a broad range of projects from recording bands and using studio equipment to creating your own samples and exploring synthesis. You will also gain an understanding of the structure of the music industry, the key aspects of the business such as contracts, royalties, licensing and promoting yourself as an artist.

This course is offered at BTEC Level 2 & 3.

Sound Engineering Recording Mixing Acoustics Music Analysis Music Production Composition Sampling & Synthesis Sequencing Audio-Visual Music Business The Music Industry Marketing Professionalism Business Management Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for Level 2 are 4 GCSEs at grade D or above. This must include English or Maths or an equivalent qualification such as a BTEC Level 1.... [-]

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1 - 2 years
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A music technology course which looks at electronic music production skills including sequencing, mixing, effects, fundamental studio recording techniques, music and soun ... [+]

A music technology course which looks at electronic music production skills including sequencing, mixing, effects, fundamental studio recording techniques, music and sound for moving image and composing music. Equipment knowledge will cover everything from microphones and mixing desks through to samplers, hardware controllers and software as well as developing DJ skills and techniques.

You will use leading software packages including Apple Logic, Ableton Live, Reason, Pro Tools, Native Instruments and Komplete.

Music Production Composition Sampling Sequencing Audio-Visual DJ Skills Performance Techniques Music Tech in Performance Live Sequencing Mixing Music Business The Music Industry Marketing Professionalism Event Management Entry Requirements ... [-]
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2 years
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This course covers all that the modern day performer needs to know about enhancing their playing, production, promotion and professional skills. You will look at music pe ... [+]

This course covers all that the modern day performer needs to know about enhancing their playing, production, promotion and professional skills. You will look at music performance techniques, composition, using music technology in performance and fundamental studio recording techniques. You will also develop skills in marketing and event management. During your time studying at dBs Music there will also be opportunities for you to work as a session musician, working collaboratively alongside our music technology students.

Music Production Studio Recording Sequencing Equipment Techniques Electronic Production Performance & Composition Performance Techniques Arrangement Songwriting Music Theory & Harmony Music Business The Music Industry Marketing & Promotion Professionalism Event Management Entry Requirements ... [-]
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2 years
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