Music Performance and Production - Level 3 Extended Diploma (UAL)

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Start Date: 05 September 2022
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology, Camden Road

Start Date: 05 September 2022
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology, Camden Road

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ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is for musicians who want to enter the music industry as performers, producers, singer/songwriters or those who want to get into a business role within the industry. You will study and develop skills in performance, production, composition, musicianship and music business, and will have the opportunity to record in our state-of-the-art recording studios.

This hands-on 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.

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

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • Live Music Performance 
  • Composition & Songwriting 
  • Music Production & Technology 
  • Job Roles & The Music Industry 
  • Live Events & Stage Management 
  • Marketing & Promotion 
  • Professional Development
  • Musicology

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language or Maths and a Music/Performing Arts subject or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit or above

All applicants must have an interview and audition to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed through a variety of practical projects that include:

  • Performing a variety of musical styles at internal & external venues
  • Producing portfolios of your own compositions
  • Starting & running your own live events company 
  • Creating marketing & promotional materials 
  • Presenting & pitching your ideas
  • Written coursework 
  • Managing a music festival
  • Writing for film & TV
  • Performing using technology

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Arts, or to pursue employment in the music industry.

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Centre for Business, Arts
and Technology
444 Camden Road
N7 0SP
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