1991 saw a paradigm shift in UK music education with the inception of RSL’s graded syllabi and now, some 30 years later, over 350,000 contemporary musicians, performers and artists have been awarded RSL qualifications. Subsequently, contemporary music education provision has seen universal acceptance from all areas of education and truly phenomenal growth the world over.
In keeping with RSL’s history of innovation, their 25 year anniversary saw the release of the world’s first ever music production graded syllabus. A syllabus that has been devised to afford opportunities to all aspiring producers, engineers, composers and performers that has not previously been available in an accredited, graded syllabus. All students can now develop their skills and knowledge in what is currently the fastest growing area of the music education industry whilst earning a globally recognised qualification.
As with all RSL syllabi, academic rigour and industry relevance are crucial and the Music Production Coursework Edition syllabus is no exception. The syllabus has seen contributions from hugely respected producers, engineers, composers, performers and educators from a diverse range of backgrounds. Amongst their glowing list of achievements, these industry experts can count credits such as:
■ Blockbuster movie soundtracks
■ Production and engineering duties for iconic, global artists
■ Top ten singles
■ Games soundtracks
■ Conservatoire & university lecturing
■ Degree programme authoring
■ World DJ championships
Upon successful completion of Level/Grade 8, all students will have demonstrated the skills and knowledge to progress to both higher education and ultimately the professional ranks.
Whatever your desire, be it music producer, recording engineer, mix or mastering engineer, editor, electronic music composer or merely to improve your knowledge of traditional and contemporary production techniques, this syllabus will ensure you gain the most comprehensive range of skills and knowledge currently available.
Nik Preston – Head of Product Development and Publishing (RSL Awards).