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The next deadline is 14 February

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.

DAW agnostic

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.

Practical (60%)

A mixture of highly relevant technical DAW skills, alongside a range of industry-focused tasks in all areas of production

Theory (25%)

Theoretical understanding, from music production terminology to sound and audio fundamentals

Aural (15%)

Key listening skills, including a diverse range of production techniques, audio fidelity, stylistic awareness and basic rhythm and harmony


Completing a Rockschool Music Production Grade is a rewarding experience, we'll get you on your path to success in no-time. To get started, simply grab your Music Production book from the shop.


Get a copy of the Music Production Grade 1 - 8 syllabus:

Syllabus (1.6MB, .pdf)

Dates & Fees

Next exam date:
17 March

Next deadline date:
14 February
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Exam fee:
£43.00 - 92.00
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Find a Centre

We have Music Production centres all across the UK and around the globe. Find your nearest UK centre.

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UCAS Points

For Grades 6, 7 and 8, you can supersize your university application, with up to 30 UCAS points awarded at Grade 8. Learn more.

Music Production Books

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