Music Production

Level 3

Learn how to record in professional studios, get the most out of DAWs and even understand how to design your sounds to develop your music to a whole new level.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements


One Year – Full Time


Level 3 Access to HE Diploma

Available at

Available at dBs Institute in Bristol, Manchester and Plymouth.

Are you looking for a change or have a creative talent that you always wished you’d been able to turn into your a career?

Maybe you feel like a degree would give a boost to your knowledge and help you take your career to the next level.

Or you’ve had a break from working and fancy finally using that talent you have.

If you’re 19 or older and want to do a degree but don’t quite have what you need, Access to HE is for you.

Good to know: If you complete a degree after Access to HE, your Access to HE loan is written off!

Led by experienced industry professionals, our Access to HE Music Production programme leverages cutting-edge professional hardware, software, and facilities to offer you a top-tier experience ready for that career change or degree.

Begin by mastering Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) sequencing techniques.

Delve into the art of composition and music theory, refining your ability to craft incredible music pieces.

Learn industry-standard studio recording techniques.

Nurture your academic study skills, essential for a seamless transition to higher education.


A person working at a music mixing desk

A recording studio with equipment around the room including drums, conga drums and a pop filter

A female working at a computer and MIDI keyboard

A male working at a music mixing desk

A group of people working at computers with MIDI keyboards

A person adjusting a microphone next to a drum cymbal

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for these courses. Applicants will undergo diagnostic testing as part of the admissions process to assess that this is the most appropriate level of study for them.

Careers and Progression

Explore a range of progression routes including Music Production, Sound Engineering, Sound for Film & Television, Sound Design, Sound & Music for Games or Music Composition.

Careers you can aim for include Music Producer, Music Mixer and Masterer, Sound Engineer, Musician.

Student Benefits

A range of student-friendly offers are available in partnership with WEX. These vary by store so check in with your local branch to see what support they can provide you as an ACC learner.

Fees and Funding

Manchester 16-18*


Manchester 19+*

£0 – £4,835

All other campuses 16-18*


All other campuses 19+

£0 – £4,835


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