Music Production Certificates

Foundation, Professional, Diploma Certificates
by London School of Sound

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The Certificate courses developed by LSS combine audio engineering with critical listening, arrangement, sound design, music business, and other disciplines to provide the skills that build careers.

The focus of this curriculum is very much on practical skills mixed with personal development: technical training on the equipment is just one part of the overall learning experience that makes the education of a music producer.

Most of the individual lectures that make the Certificates are also available as short courses, or in a different format as Summer courses.

Foundation / Professional / Diploma

There are three levels of certificates, based on the number of Credits you have gained:

  1. Foundation Certificate (one term = six months)
  2. Professional Certificate (two terms = one year)
  3. Diploma Certificate (four terms = two years)

Each Certificate is available part-time or full-time; the length of the course is the same but full-time has additional lectures, content, and unlimited use of the facilities.

Completely Modular, Completely Personal

There are many different angles to working with music. Are you looking for a career recording bands or running a label? Songwriting or producing electronic music?

We have invested a great deal of time and resources in developing a course that is completely modular so you can start from the lectures you need most, and even jump straight in to some of the most advanced classes as soon as you feel ready.

Depending on which Units you choose to study, your Certificate can have one or more specialisations: 'Music Production', 'Sound Engineering', 'Music for Media', 'Music Business'.

Speak to an advisor to get more details and a demonstration of how you could design your own course.

Course Map

YEAR YEAR ONE YEAR TWO
TERM (six months) FIRST TERM SECOND TERM THIRD TERM FOURTH TERM
YOU LEARN TO...
  • Record voice and instruments at broadcast quality
  • Use industry-standard music production software
  • Produce and mix your own music using a digital audio workstation
  • Create sounds with subtractive synthesis
  • Connect and operate studio equipment
  • Protect your work and generate income
  • Assist and engineer session in a professional recording studio
  • Use advanced synthesis techniques
  • Essential music theory
  • Develop and use critical listening skills
  • Create compelling arrangements using advanced midi and audio tricks
  • Create interactive performances with pre-recorded and electronic music
  • Find jobs and work opportunities in music
  • Manage complex multi-track recordings
  • Design software instruments and effects
  • Understand and negotiate contracts
  • Use your experience to record and produce other artists
  • Manage and promote yourself and other artists
  • Mix and master at the highest level
COMPLETING THIS COURSE...

You have the skills to be self-sufficient as an artist, producer, song-writer. Starting from a melody or a sample you can create a piece of original music, mix it and share it with the world.

You can keep practicing to get the perfect sound or leave it to others to transform your demos in to the finished product, but you will never depend on anyone else when it comes to turning an idea in to sound.

Your knowledge is going beyond what most people get from everyday trial-and-error.


Being aware of tools and techniques unknown to the average self-taught engineer, you can now use your skills to help others realise their ideas (and get paid for that).

Now you have experienced every angle of the music production process.
Understanding the relationship between composition, performance, recording, sound design, mixing and mastering, you can choose to specialise in one particular area, or use your experience to oversee the whole process and become a complete music producer and entrepreneur.

Thanks to a comprehensive understanding of the business side of music you are able to steer your career in the direction that suits you the most and avoid common but crucial mistakes.

You can use these skills exclusively for your own music or to get jobs that interest you.

ACHIEVEMENT

Foundation Certificate

Professional Certificate

Diploma Certificate

PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS
  • Artist / Producer: generate income producing, recording, performing your own music.
  • Song-writer: earn royalties from music you have written.
  • Sound recordist and Editor: help others record and edit audio for podcasts, broadcasting, and other media.
  • Junior Engineer: support senior engineers on stage, in studio and in broadcasting.
  • Composer: produce music that will be used in advertising, games, films and television.
  • Sound Designer: in theatre, games, film television, etc.
  • Post-production editor: record / edit / mix Foley and ADR.
  • Product specialist: use your expertise working in retail, publishing, education, manufacturing and distribution.
  • Artistic Producer: the highest step of the ladder, helping artists achieve their true artistic and commercial potential.
  • Mix Engineer: working as a professional mix engineer on every kind of musical and non-musical material.
  • Mastering Engineer.
  • A&R; Record Company executive; Label Owner; Manager; Music Entrepreneur.