Electronic Music Production
Diploma Course

If you're serious about wanting to learn how to produce House, Techno, Drum & Bass or any other genre of dance music, our Manchester and London based Electronic Music Production diploma course will develop your production techniques and help get your music into the ears of the people who matter.

Affordable, Modular Music Production Course

Our Electronic Music Production (EMP) diploma course is split into two 3 month modules:
  • Introduction to Electronic Music Production
  • Applied Electronic Music Production
You can choose to do one, or both, modules - depending on your level of experience.

With our flexible payment options, you can choose to pay the course fees in a single, up front payment, or spread the cost over monthly instalments. Course fees for each campus are as follows:

EMP at SSR Manchester
3 month option: Single fee = £945 | Monthly = £1050 (3x £350 per month)
6 month option: Single fee = £1890 | Monthly = £2100 (6x £350 per month)

EMP at SSR London
3 month option: Single fee = £1080 | Monthly = £1200 (3x £400 per month)
6 month option: Single fee = £2160 | Monthly = £2400 (6x £400 per month)

Music Production Hardware & Software

Everyone likes playing with the latest toys and tech, but mastering how to get the best out of them takes serious training, plenty of practice and a little trial and error.

Students on our EMP course can access a wide range of hardware, software, controllers and plugins to produce music. The main DAWs we use on the course are Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Cubase, with specific notes and assignments for your choice of software. Virtual instruments and plugins come from the Native Instruments Komplete pack; Battery, Kontakt, Massive, FM8, Absynth etc.

On the hardware side, expect to get your hands on MIDI keyboards, Native Instruments Maschine, synths such as the Doepfer Modular, Juno 106, Access Virus, Nord Lead and Korg's Volca pack, Ableton Push and more.

Studio Access, Edit Suites & DJ Facilities

The course is taught using our professional level Mac Suites, Editing Suites, Introductory Recording Studios and DJ Booths.

As a student on the course, you will be taught in these facilities and also have your own allocation of studio credits which allow you to book them for your own practice time outside of lectures. This allocation can be booked whenever SSR is open; mornings, evenings, weekends...it's up to you, and easy to fit around your other commitments such as work or family.

Take a closer look just a few of the facilities available during the course via these links:

SSR Manchester
SSR London
For a full list of SSR Manchester & SSR London Facilities, please click here.

Learn to DJ

It's not just about making your own music - we'll also show you how to perform in a live environment through DJing and live sets.

During the EMP course you will receive specific DJ Tuition lessons that cover equipment familiarisation and mixing techniques alongside 1-2-1 tutorials with our DJ tutors customised to your current ability level.

During the course you will also have access to our DJ booths and DJ facilities, so you can put your new mixing skills into practice and start developing your live performances straight away. Check the facilities links above for information on the DJ equipment you'll be using.

Apply Today 

The next intake of the EMP course starts in Manchester on Tuesday 8th March 2016, and in London on Friday 23rd September 2016.

Both those London and Manchester start dates are for people wishing to start the course with the Introduction to Electronic Music Production 3 month module.

If you would like to do the full 6 month course, the start date is the same, you just continue your studies onto the advanced Applied Electronic Music Production module for the final three months.

If you already have some experience of production and using DAW's, you may be eligible to skip the first three month module and start with the final three month Applied Electronic Music Production module only.

Applied Electronic Music Production next starts in Manchester on 31st May 2016, and in London on Friday 6th January 2017. (Please note - Entry for this advanced route is by interview, so please contact us before applying online so we can assess your suitability for joining the course at this later stage.)

Unsure what each module contains? Click here to visit the course page and scroll down to the module information sections towards the bottom.

EMP Course Builder

To apply for the Electronic Music Production course, please use the course builder page to populate your application.

Click here to get started and follow these simple steps:
  • Select your campus
  • Select the modules you wish to study
  • Click the red Apply Now button
  • Select your start date and payment options
  • Fill out your personal information and payment details
  • Submit the application
Once you have submitted an application, a member of our team will contact you as soon as possible to confirm your application and begin enrolling you as an SSR student.

Any Questions? Want To Pay Us A Visit?

If you have any questions about the course, our facilities, the application process or SSR in general, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our admin and admissions teams will be happy to answer any questions you have and will do their best to help with whatever you need.

SSR Manchester (Andy Low): 0161 726 2100 | manchester@s-s-r.com
SSR London (Tony Garston): 0207 482 7067 | london@s-s-r.com 

If you would like to visit us and see our facilities for yourself and meet the tutors and staff, we'd be happy to welcome you during an upcoming open event.

If you'd like to visit us sooner, or at a more convenient time, or you can't see any events scheduled for your chosen campus, just drop us a line using the details above and we'll be happy to arrange a personal tour for you at a time to suit.