Music Performance and Production Arts - UAL Level 2 Diploma


About the course

Aged 16-18 with a passion for live performance and music production? This hands-on one-year course will give you the ideal introduction to the skills and techniques required to either progress to further education, or take your first steps as a live performer, recording artist or producer.

You will need 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade D or above (including English).All candidates need a good reference from a school, employer or sponsor, and will attend and interview and audition prior to full enrolment. 

This course covers a variety of modules including live performance, allowing you to develop your repertoire and technical ability as a musician. You will also study composition and record and perform your own pieces throughout the year. The music business will be examined, developing your awareness of the different parts of the music industry, their functions and job roles within it. You will study the following units: The Music Industry, Professional Development, Performance, Music Technology, and Composition.

Assessment is made through on-going coursework assignments, practical work, written work and presentations.

Students who successfully complete the course to Merit standard can gain entry to one of the Level 3 qualifications offered at the College. This course provides a wide variety of transferable skills and experience required to start a career in the music or arts industries.

Taking the Access course was a big step, as I had to give up a well-paid job in the City, but it was so worth it

Stephanie Ware

Stephanie Ware

Subjects: Access to Higher Education Diploma in Mixed Media

Destination: After graduating from a BA in Human, Social and Political Science at the University of Cambridge, Stephanie is working for Frontline supporting London's most vulnerable families.

She said: “After working in the City I took some time out to travel. I was approaching 30 and had the moment of epiphany that I needed to do something meaningful and fulfilling with my life. I had always loved to write and was passionate about political journalism, so after attending an open day at the College I felt the Access course was a great opportunity to start again.

“I am so excited about the opportunities ahead and what the future holds. Taking the Access course was a big step, as I had to give up a well-paid job in the City, but it was so worth it.”

Course information

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07 September 2017

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35 Weeks
Business, Arts and Technology
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers
Fully Funded
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