Study Music Production online from the comfort of your own home, with our world class SEM tutors.

Online interactive training to suit your schedule, with a range of course options to suit all abilities.

Weekly live masterclasses and 1-2-1s to progress your skills.

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Next in house Music Production & Audio Engineering Course

Start September 2020

Limited places available due to smaller class sizes

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About the School

Since 1996 we’ve been at the forefront of music production, audio engineeringDJing and performance – providing exceptional training and facilities for those who want to take their love of music further. 

For our international students, jump into our suite of online music production courses, and benefit from weekly support and tuition from our world-class tutors.

And for those training in the mighty Manchester, many of our courses require no prior musical qualifications or knowledge, have no upper age limits, and you don’t need any equipment at home. We offer more studio access than any other UK equivalent – so if you want to make the School of Electronic Music your second home, you can do.

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Our courses range from online courses and 1 day weekend taster courses, to our flagship flexible 2 year professional courses, right up to our foundation entry to the BA (Hons) Music Production.

Our staff are all passionate industry professionals; coupled with our Official Training Centre credentials you can rest assured you’re getting cutting-edge training in an environment that educates and inspires.

Of all the Music Technology Schools we visited on our Red Bull Music Academy UK lecture tour, I would have to say that we found School of Electronic Music, by far the best.
Chris Cox, Red Bull Music Academy

Free music production courses

If you want to write your own tunes, produce your band, boost your DJ profile by making DJ edits and ultimately see what the music industry can offer you, this is the ideal starting point to see what’s involved, and what you can expect if you join one of SEM’s music production courses.

This free music production course is perfect for beginners wanting a basic overview of music production – showing you how to program drum beats, write bass and synth lines, and how to arrange this into a track. You don’t need to be musical, have any equipment at home or have any prior knowledge of music production – our experts are on hand to show you how to start making music on Ableton Live.

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• 50% off NI Komplete & Ultimate products • 40% off Ableton Live Standard or Suite
• 25% off NI Kontrol Keyboards, Audio Interfaces, Traktor & Maschine

Plus, enrol on any Complete Music Production course and get one free:

Ableton Live 10 Suite (RRP: £539) or Native Instruments Komplete 12 (RRP: £499)

Or, enrol on SEM’s flagship Master Course and receive both free.


We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of advances in music technology. Check out our studio galleries. 


Students on our longer courses gain more studio access than any other UK equivalent, with 121 tech support.


Totally new to music? Come on a free, hands-on music production course. Beginners very welcome!


You can study with SEM without having to leave your home. Learn from the original School of Electronic Music.

Sign up for info on future free courses and events

Next Open Event:

Wednesday, October 7th 2020 6pm – 9.30pm

Free music production and DJ workshops, seminars, and a chance to speak with industry professionals.

We’ll also be having major course offers on, applicable across the range of training we provide in the school.

If you want a career in the music industry, or would simply like to learn a new skill, come and check us out. Family and friends are very welcome too!

There is also opportunity to sign up for our latest extended payment plan options – study our Complete Music Production Course (includes Ableton Live Suite)

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Don’t just take our word for it!

I’m working through the Online Ableton Course so far, but I’ve already done tuition at the school. What’s interesting is that it does take a moment for the penny to drop, and I like the pauses you have left in. It works very well for beginners.

I so enjoyed the course, it was great to be around women who are so into their music. I thought Lucy was a great teacher, so passionate about what she does, and teaching us the correct way. I learned so much, and will be taking it further at some point.

When I look back at my experiences from the School of Electronic Music, there is no doubt that those were some of the most crucial stages in my development. The staff don’t forget you either, which makes it all the more special. Thank you, to all the staff at SEM. 

I’ve achieved many life long goals as a result of studying at SEM. I’ve released my first independent track, signed to a well-known Artist Management company and have been lucky enough to be playing at Glastonbury. It’s a dream come true.

I really enjoyed today’s lesson. I loved witnessing how you made the track sound so much better, and the idea of me doing that in the future is really exciting. Really looking forward to the coming weeks of my lessons and support from the tech guys.

I strongly feel that you can’t put a price on face to face tuition rather than books, websites, magazines and so on. The staff at SEM are some of the best in their fields and you will learn from every word they speak so take lots of notes!

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