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An entry level music training course for aspiring DJs and music producers

Get to grips with top line performance and production equipment including Pioneer CDJ400's, DJM400 mixers, Traktor Scratch Pro Digital DVS System and Cubase.

What you'll learn:

  • • Beat matching
  • • Beat Juggling
  • • Turntablism
  • • CD mixing
  • • FX editing, sequencing and sampling
  • • Recording vocals
  • • Music production skills
  • • Performance skills
  • • Digital technology 


Each course is wrapped up with a Masterclass session delivered by a high profile DJ or Producer and students are offered the opportunity to perform at high-profule events in the North East while gaining experience of promoting and managing their own events.

Students also complete an Arts Award qualification (Level 1).

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Vocalists work alongside the region's best urban, pop and electronic producers.

VOX is an intensive 12 week recording and songwriting package for singers, rappers and MCs.

Working alongside professional producers you will:

  • • Write music and lyrics to the best beats around
  • • Record industry standard tracks
  • • Work in a professional studio environment
  • • Receive expert industry training and artist development
  • • Get the opportunity to perform at, promote and manage high profile events

Develop your own style and skills, record industry standard tracks, work in a professional studio environment and receive expert industry training and artist development to fast-track your singing career.

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A free week long course for vocalists and instrumentalists

Write, record and perform new music all within the space of a week!

The course is ideal for 11-24 year old vocalists, rappers, guitarists, bass players, drummers and percussionists, keyboard players and pianists as well as aspiring producers and DJs.

PLAY WEEK offers a wide range of musical and vocal tuition alongside music production sessions to encourage collaboration between groups of young people.

You will get the opportunity to:

  • • Get started - rehearsal space and time at no cost
  • • Receive expert tuition (vocal skills, songwriting, stagecraft, etc.)
  • • Find out about music technology and production
  • • Get professional advice from experienced musicians and industry experts
  • • Develop and produce your own event
  • • Record and take home your own material

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For a complete grounding in music production

UMT’s music production package gives aspiring producers the essential skills for making music on a computer.

UMT:PRO is taught by professional music producers who have numerous production and remix credits to their name and want to pass on their skills and knowledge to the next generation.

UMT:PRO students leave this 12 week course armed with advanced production skills and a new network of contacts in music industry. Using Cubase, Reason and UAD in house, this course gives you vital tips and advice that you can translate to any DAW of your choice.

Package includes:

Computer and DAW setup • Choosing the Right Equipment • Midi Programming • Sampling • Drum Programming • Mixing • Effects and Dynamics • Arrangement and Recording

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Professional DJ training for all levels of experience

UMT:DJ courses develop your DJing talent whatever your level of skill. Choose from DJ:Basic or DJ:Advanced depending on your level of experience and start progressing your DJ career.


DJ:Basic is an introduction to DJing. If you're new to the world of DJing and want to learn the basics then this is the course for you.


DJ:Advanced takes your DJing to the next level with professional support by experts on mixing, set structure and performance tips incorporating midi FX and controllers.


UMT:DJ packages prepare you for DJing professionally, with hands on experience and essential knowledge on how to record your own mixes and get gigs at the region's biggest nights.



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Fast-track your DJ career with mentorship from the expert production tutors on BEATS.

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Various performance opportunities exist for students, including the UMT Emerging Stage at Evolution Festival.

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