Music Production Diploma

Music Production Diploma

If you’re 16 to 19, have a passion for making music, or would like to try it for the first time, then our Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Music Production course is for you. Did you know that if you’re aged 16-19, you can study for free?!*

Course Info


Our one-year intermediary Music Production course allows you to retake your English and/or Maths GCSEs or Functional Skills at the same time as studying music.


Our two-year advanced Music Production course is equivalent to three A-levels, making it a modern alternative to the traditional sixth form route.

Free for UK and EU music production diploma students aged 18 or under.*

Funding options are available for music production diploma students aged 19+.

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If you’re 16 to 19, have a passion for making music, or would like to try it for the first time, then our Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Music Production course is for you. You don’t need any formal musical training or to be studying GCSE music to take part – just a desire to make electronic music and a love for music technology.

The course structures have been created with the realities of the contemporary music production industry in mind, and you’ll explore a range of electronic genres, including EDM, dubstep, house, grime, glitch, garage and rap, and will start to create music in response to industry briefs. Using Ableton Live and Logic Pro X, you’ll learn how to digitally record, produce, remix and DJ, as well as how to write lyrics and compose music.

Your experience of the music industry will be first-hand, thanks to trips to professional studios and recording suites, visits by some of the most experienced names in the music business, and workshops with groundbreaking musicians, music producers, teachers and musical directors.

  • Set yourself up for a career as a music producer, DJ, MC remixer, rapper, beatboxer or urban songwriter
  • Become proficient in digital music production platforms
  • Be taught by fully qualified professional musicians and producers, many of whom are signed artists and DJsStudy in professional facilities with equipment by Apple, Marshall, Yamaha, Shure, Roland, Orange, Mapex,

Our courses are awarded by RSL (Rockschool) and delivered at each of our HCM sites across Hertfordshire – Letchworth and Ware – and in Buckinghamshire at Milton Keynes College. They’re fully accredited by the Department of Education and Ofqual, and are your opportunity to make music every day, so you can ultimately make music your career.

Our HCM Music Production Diploma course is free for UK and EU students aged 18 or under* and there are also funding options available for those aged 19+.

*Conditions apply.

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Music Production Diploma Course

How to apply

If you’re ready to apply for a Music Production course at HCM Music College then you can complete our online diploma application form by clicking the button below.  If you still have questions, no problem, you can either complete our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours or alternatively you can get in touch with the team directly on 01920 460646 or by email: – we’re here to answer all of your questions.

Assessment Info

We value music industry connectivity and ensure it’s built into your learning. At the start of your music production course, you’ll be asked for a small ‘enrichment fee’ contribution which helps to make the programme of subsidised music industry trips, activities and events we have planned for you possible.

All your assessments will be based on coursework rather than exams.

All our courses are ‘paper free’, giving you 24/7 online access to course content via the ‘cloud’.

Entry Requirements

HCM’S Music Production Diplomas  are open to anyone who would like to make electronic music. It’s not necessary for you to have studied music at GCSE level, learned music theory or had formal music lessons before. There’s no audition for entry onto the courses, but before you enrol you’ll need to attend an interview where you’ll be asked to bring along a piece of music you’ve produced or had creative input on. This will be listened to, discussed and assessed prior to a decision being made regarding your acceptance on the course.

level 2 diploma in Music Production course

To study the Level 2 Music Production course, your GCSE grades in English and/or Maths must be a grade D (3) or above, otherwise you’ll be required to retake GCSE or Functional Skills English and/or Maths at the same time as you study your Level 2 music qualification.

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Level 3 diploma in Music Production course

To study the Level 3 Music Production course you must have a minimum of a C (4) in GSCE English (Language or Literature) and Maths for entry, or a relevant full Level 2 qualification at Merit level or above, with a 100% attendance record in both English and Maths. If this is not achieved, you’ll need to enrol onto the Level 2 Diploma and re-take English and/or Maths at either GCSE or Functional Skills level (depending on the original grade achieved).

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Fees & Funding

  • The music production diploma courses are fully-funded via the UK Government for UK & EU students aged 16 to 18 years old.
  • For students aged 19-23 a music production diploma course may be fully funded depending upon previous qualifications gained. Please ask for details.
  • For fee-paying students up to 23 years of age the cost of the diploma course is £4850.00 per year
  • Funding and course costs for International Students are dealt with on an individual basis.
  • For bursary information, including help towards travel costs to college please contact Milton Keynes Student Services.

Enrolment age is based on the student age as of 31st August of the year they wish to enrol.


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