The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production is the
second year of a two-year programme. This course provides skills, knowledge and
understanding in a range of subject areas such as composition, sound recording,
mixing and production, sequencing, music business, music theory, band rehearsal
techniques and live performance.
perform regularly at college events and external venues or record, mix and
produce bands in a professional recording studio or compose music for film,
games and streaming platforms such as “Spotify” and “Tidal”.
By the end of the course you will have the skills, knowledge and
understanding to undertake a ‘final major project’ (FMP) whereby you will choose
one of the following: a 20-minute live performance, a 10-minute recording
portfolio, a 10-minute composition portfolio or something else of your choosing
that hits all the criteria, which will be discussed with your tutors.
Units included in the programme;
All assessments will be achieved through coursework and practical activities, known as projects.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at graded 9 – 4 (or A* – C) including English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification, this is subject to discussion at your interview.
Please note: If you are pursuing the performance pathway we expect you to be experienced and proficient on your chosen instrument and/or vocals. A video audition of you playing and/or singing will also need to be submitted to us prior to your interview.
Students typically progress onto a Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance, specialist higher education courses or employment in a music-related field.
Possible employment opportunities include; professional musician, music producer, sound engineer or technician. Other possibilities include working for record labels or music publishers in such areas as A & R, marketing, promotion and publicity.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.