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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance

This advanced course is designed to prepare you for university and a career in the industry.

You will explore contemporary song writing, music for moving image and audio engineering using the latest industry software and equipment and will also have the opportunity to develop your own music project to promote and perform at a major end-of-year performance.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

During this course you will cover the following units:

  • Major music project
  • Improvisation
  • Aural perception skills
  • Music and society
  • Songwriting
  • Special subject investigation
  • Sound for the moving image
  • Music keyboard

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through assignment work and tutorials and practical productions both individual and group based.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, including English and maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2021), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you will have gained all of the crucial skills, knowledge and experience to progress to university!

Previous students have studied degrees such as music production, sound engineering or music performance.

Alternatively, you may choose to launch your music career in the industry, by securing your first job.

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