This qualification enables learners to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the Music Technology industry. It is suitable for learners who are motivated and challenged by learning through hands-on experiences. The qualification will allow learners to gain practical skills in creating music using technology.

This qualification is aimed at 14–16-year-olds with an interest in music production and recording.

The qualification provides an introduction to the music technology industry and enables learners to acquire, develop and apply the skills and knowledge required for further academic and/or vocational study.

Achieving this qualification

To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully achieve 06 mandatory units.

  • Unit 01 - Using a Digital Audio Workstation
  • Unit 02 - Creating Music
  • Unit 03 - Studio Recording
  • Unit 04 - Sound Creation
  • Unit 05 - Technical Award Music Technology – Practical Assessment
  • Unit 06 - Technical Award Music Technology - Written Assessment
Total Qualification Time (TQT) - 120
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) - 60

Entry guidance

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

This qualification has been developed for learners aged 14-16 in schools and colleges but is also accessible for learners post-16.

Resource requirements

Although LONDON MEDIA ACADEMY does not specify the resource requirements for this qualification, centres are expected to have appropriate equipment to allow learners to cover all of the learning outcomes. LONDON MEDIA ACADEMY does not stipulate the software packages or equipment centres should use. However, centres must offer learners access to software packages and equipment appropriate to Music Technology. These might typically include:

  • Audio interface
  • Microphones
  • MIDI keyboard/MIDI controller
  • Computer
  • Most up-to-date software that can satisfy the requirements of the qualification.

How the qualification is assessed

Assessment is the process of measuring a learner’s skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in a qualification.

The qualification is made up of 3 different assessment components:

  • Internal assessment – each unit is internally assessed and externally quality assured.
  • External assessment – written test – this will assess the underpinning knowledge and skills drawn from across the qualification.
  • External assessment – practical test – this will assess the application of knowledge and skills acquired throughout the course.

There is continuous growth and development in the music industry globally. This requires a corresponding increase in number of competent, knowledgeable and qualified people to operate in creative sound and music related operations in a wide range of settings. There is real and increasing demand for trained personnel with certification in the sound and music industry

This Diploma is designed to provide a broad understanding and application of sound and music to equip learners who are keen to take up employment in the music sector. Those who are already working in the sound and music sector can also benefit from enhanced knowledge and skills in addition to having a recognized qualification

Overall Programme Outcome

On completion of the programme learners will be able to:
  • Develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for effective and successful performance in the sound and music industry.
Engage in learning that is relevant to them and that will give them opportunities to:
  • Develop the required body of knowledge and skills needed for the sound and music industry where they can gain employment
  • Progress on to a higher level qualification or vocationally related programme

Assessments

Assessments for the Diploma is based wholly on course work, assignments and work based reports

Entry Requirements

An applicant may be admitted on the basis of evidence to suggest that he/she will be able to fulfill and benefit from the objectives of the programme and achieve the standard required for the award

Programme Structure

  • Unit 01 - Music Theory & Keyboard Skills for Electronic Music Producers
  • Unit 02 - Audio Fundamentals
  • Unit 03- Music Production with Ableton Live & Push 2
  • Unit 04- Sound Design & Production Techniques
  • Unit 05- Music Production Analysis & Creative Projects
  • Unit 06- Working with Avid Pro Tools
  • Unit 07- Art of Mixing & Mastering
  • Unit 08- Essential DJ Skills
  • Unit 09- Live Sound Engineering for Live Performers
  • Unit 10- Live Performance Techniques with Ableton Push 2
  • Unit 11- Music Business, Marketing & Event Management
  • Unit 12- Creative DJ Skills & Live Performance

LMA Level 3 Diploma in Music Production and Technology

  • Unit 01 - Set up and operate audio/MIDI sequencing software
  • Unit 02 - Create music using audio/MIDI sequencing software
  • Unit 03 - Multi-track audio recording
  • Unit 04 - Use multi-track sound mixing techniques
  • Unit 05 - Using DJ skills
  • Unit 06 - Dance music production
  • Unit 07 - Audio editing
  • Unit 08 - Sound and music production
  • Unit 09 - Sound effect techniques for music production
  • Unit 10 - Microphone use in music production
  • Unit 11 - Location recording
  • Unit 12 - Assist with preparing and using stage sound systems and effects
  • Unit 13 - Prepare for employment in music production and technology
  • Unit 14 - Job application & Job search skills
  • Unit 15 - Presenting yourself

There is continuous growth and development in the music industry globally. This requires a corresponding increase in number of competent, knowledgeable and qualified people to operate in creative sound and music related operations in a wide range of settings. There is real and increasing demand for trained personnel with certification in the sound and music industry

This Diploma is designed to provide a broad understanding and application of sound and music to equip learners who are keen to take up employment in the music sector. Those who are already working in the sound and music sector can also benefit from enhanced knowledge and skills in addition to having a recognized qualification

Overall Programme Outcome

On completion of the programme learners will be able to:
  • Develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for effective and successful performance in the sound and music industry.
  • Engage in learning that is relevant to them and that will give them opportunities to:
    • Develop the required body of knowledge and skills needed for the sound and music industry where they can gain employment
    • Progress on to a higher level qualification or vocationally related programme

Assessments

Assessments for the Diploma is based wholly on course work, assignments and work based reports

Entry Requirements

An applicant may be admitted on the basis of evidence to suggest that he/she will be able to fulfill and benefit from the objectives of the programme and achieve the standard required for the award

Programme Structure

  • Unit 1 - Sound Theory [6 Credit]
  • Unit 2 - Studio Evolution & Signal Flow [6 Credits]
  • Unit 3 - Equalization and Dynamics and Effects for Sound and Music Industries [6 Credits]
  • Unit 4 - Microphones and direct inject (DI) techniques [6 Credits]
  • Unit 5 - Introduction to Digital Audio [6 Credits]
  • Unit 6 – Mixing and Recording Consoles [6 Credits]
  • Unit 7 – Introduction to Studio Designing and Monitoring [6 Credits]
  • Unit 8 – Composition Skills [6 Credits]
  • Unit 9 – Mixing and Mastering [6 Credits]
  • Unit 10 - Soldering and Wiring for Music and Sound Industries [6 Credits]
  • Unit 11 – Market Research and Client Handling [6 Credits]
  • Unit 12 - Employment opportunities, roles and responsibilities in music and sound industries [6 Credits]

The continual growth and development of the music industry on a global scale requires an accompanying increase in the supply of competent knowledge workers to operate creative sound and music related operations in a wide range of settings. This has led to an increasing demand for trained personnel with certification for the sound and music industry

Overall Programme Outcome

On completion of the programme learners will be able to:
  • Develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for effective and successful performance in the sound and music industry.
  • Engage in learning that is relevant to them and that will give them opportunities to:
    • Develop the required body of knowledge and skills needed for the sound and music industry where they can gain employment
    • Progress on to a higher level qualification or vocationally related programme

Assessments

Assessments for the Diploma is based wholly on course work, assignments and work based reports

Entry Requirements

An applicant may be admitted on the basis of evidence to suggest that he/she will be able to fulfill and benefit from the objectives of the programme and achieve the standard required for the award

Programme Structure

  • Music Business, Ethics, Royalties & Copyright Law
  • Multi track recording and mixing
  • Audio mix automation and control surfaces
  • Tape and tape-less editing
  • Composition skills for music and sound industries
  • Surround sound film audio
  • Sound studio facility design
  • Advanced Mixing & Mastering Techniques
  • Advanced Audio Electronics
  • Live Sound Engineering 01