Introducing the world's first Music Production Graded Syllabus
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Combining a thoroughly expansive range of practical, theoretical and aural assessment methods, Rockschool Music Production expands on our 25-year history of innovation in music education, providing aspiring producers and engineers with a world-class suite of accredited qualifications from Grade 1 to Grade 8.
Rockschool Music Production 2017
The world's first music production graded syllabus.
Rockschool 2016 Music Production - out now
Unrivalled academic grounding
Like all Rockschool syllabi, Rockschool Music Production was built with academic grounding and industry relevance in mind. Every practical, theoretical and aural test has been written and developed by industry professionals to give students an unrivalled level of academic grounding and understanding.
Unparalleled industry relevance
We've worked tirelessly with industry specialists and education professionals to ensure the Rockschool Music Production syllabus assesses industry fundamentals. From a diverse range of production techniques, to highly relevant technical DAW skills, the 2016 syllabus gives aspiring engineers and producers everything they need to progress and succeed in the industry.
Enhance your skills
Designed to meet the needs of all aspiring recording engineers, electronic music producers, mix engineers and mastering engineers, Rockschool Music Production caters for anyone interested in understanding the complete range of techniques and skills essential to modern music production.
Choose your area of specialism
From Grades 6 to 8 candidates can tailor their learning to their strengths, choosing their area of specialism, from Audio Production, Electronic Music Production and Sound for Media, whilst earning valuable UCAS points for entry to higher education.
We recognize that Graded Music Exams should be accessible and relevant to a range of backgrounds and abilities. With Rockschool Music Production, candidates can take their exam using their prefered software application from a choice of: Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton Live, Cubase or GarageBand.
Study in your own time
Rockschool Music Production has been designed so you can study in your own time, alongside other commitments, giving you ample time to develop a wealth of skills and techniques that are highly relevant to today’s industry.
Innovative, industry focused assessment
The syllabus will assess in the core areas of Music Production, giving students an unrivalled skill set that's tailored to the demands of the industry.
A mixture of highly relevant technical DAW skills, alongside a range of industry-focused tasks in all areas of production
Theoretical understanding, from music production terminology to sound and audio fundamentals
Key listening skills, including a diverse range of production techniques, audio fidelity, stylistic awareness and basic rhythm and harmony
Rockschool Music Production neatly identifies the key technical, practical and theoretical skills that are fundamental to the development and success of every aspiring music producer and engineer.
Rockschool Music Production will give you all the skills you need to succeed in the modern music industry. Just add some of your time, focus, creativity and joy for music, and build the career that you want. Get absolutely top class at creating music with a world-recognised qualification. What are you waiting for…
The role of the traditional producer has changed significantly in the last 20 years - producers nowadays are expected to have a wide range of skills ranging from engineering, composing and playing instruments, through to the recording and mixing of a record. In the ever changing climate of the music industry, solid technical, theoretical and aural skills are an absolute must! Rockschool's Music Production Syllabus is the first graded syllabus to identify the various skill sets of a modern producer and provide the necessary training for aspiring producers and engineers. I have to admit, I'm pretty jealous I did not have a syllabus like this growing up!
Having taught the Rockschool Production vocational qualifications for over 5 years (Level 1 - 3), I am truly excited about the new production graded syllabus - this will be a game changer. It is a great, engaging platform to develop aspiring producers. Rockschool focuses on key production areas and assists in building learners professionalism, creativity, technical knowledge and most importantly, confidence. It is composed in a way that allows teachers to implement their personal teaching style. Being a producer myself, Rockschool manages to translate professional production techniques and real - life scenarios into an educational environment. I highly recommend this syllabus
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