Music Performance and Production - UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma


About the course

Are you keen to improve your general music practice skills and build experience?

This course is both practical and theoretical, focusing on vocational projects to develop your performance, composition and production skills, as well as your understanding of the music industry and the job roles within it.

  • 4 GCSEs at Grade A*-C, including English Language, or
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma with Merit or Distinction and functional skills at Level 2
  • For international students, equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered, and you will need IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill), or equivalent.
  • You will have an audition on your main study (instrument or voice). During this audition you will also complete an aural and comprehension test.

This practical and theoretical course is based on a 360-degree model of the music industry. It will give you the opportunity to develop as a general music practitioner as well as gaining an insight into how the music industry operates.

We have industry-standard rehearsal and production facilities to help prepare you for ensemble musicianship and music production.

You will perform in a variety of popular and contemporary genres, both at the College and external venues.

You will learn composition and song-writing techniques, develop production and music theory skills, and gain an understanding of the importance music plays within business and our society.

You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments, portfolio work and giving presentations. Practical assessments will include public performances.

Following the course, you can progress to higher education at university or a specialist music college. Previous students have progressed to institutions such as Lancaster University, Goldsmiths, The University of Westminster, ICMP and BIMM.

Many students move into employment in the music industry or related industries. Previous students have performed or worked with artists and companies, including Basement Jaxx, The Streets, Estelle and Soundbwoy Ent.

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10 September 2018

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Course level
Level 3
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Business, Arts and Technology
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