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The Level 3 Extended Diploma in music production at BAMM is made to give students an immersive learning experience, providing the skills and knowledge necessary for continuing their studies at a higher education level or building a career as a working engineer, producer, technician and many other roles behind the scenes.


With a real insight into the differing roles within music technology, you will study specialist modules that will help you understand and make use of the fundamentals of studio recording, live sound engineering, mixing, mastering, DAW production, music business and songwriting. 

Production students are given access to high-end facilities, which include our recording studios, rehearsal rooms, Apple MIT suite and fully equipped live performance stages. Lectures, tutorials, workshops and masterclasses happen on a daily basis and are led by a team of dedicated tutors as well as guest speakers who will guide students through the course modules whilst providing real world scenarios where they can practice their new skills and techniques. 

Course Content

Four modules are taught within this 2-year course and will provide every student a foundation in a number of key areas in music production and further afield.


These modules are:

  • Music Production Skills Development

    • Studio recording​

    • Creating musical material through production

    • Music technology & live events

  • The Music Industry

    • Planning a career in the industry

  • Personal Music Profile

    • Using development plans to refine production skills

    • Producing a personal project

    • Using material for self-promotion and networking

  • Collaborative Music Project

    • Undertaking a defined technical project role

    • Using creative collaboration to develop a project

    • Producing a collaborative project

  • Duration 2 Years

  • Attendance Full-time

  • Qualification BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

  • Awarding Body Pearson

  • UCAS Points Up to 168 (equivalent to 3 A levels)

  • Entry Requirements Five GCSEs graded 4-9



Students may be accepted on to the course who do not have the preferred academic requirements and each case will be treated individually.

Course Costs

  • Ages 16-18 £0 (Fully-funded)

  • Ages 19+ £2800 (Per Annum)



Payment plans are available to help adult-learners afford courses at BAMM. Scholarships are also available for exceptional students, these are based on auditions/interviews. If you would like to find out more, please contact us.



Study Further

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Production carries the same amount of UCAS points as three A levels. This qualification meets the admission requirements for many relevant courses, for example: 

• BMus (Hons) in Music (Performance)

• BA (Hons) in Music Technology and Production

• BA (Hons) in Creative Musicianship

• BA (Hons) in Digital Music and Sound Arts

• BMus (Hons) in Contemporary Music Performance

• BA (Hons) in Music Performance, Production and Composition.


Although many of our students go on to study music at a higher level, some are able to go straight into working within the industry. Examples of production students who are now employed in music are: 

Miles - Sontronics Microphones 

Emily - Absolute Music

Aidan - Live Sound Engineer/Backstage Crew

Leo - Self-employed Producer

Joseph - Studio Engineer

Adam - Producer/DJ

Byron - Producer/DJ

Jordan - Producer/DJ

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