The Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production course give you skills, knowledge and understanding from a range of subject areas such as composition, sound recording, mixing and production, sequencing, music business, music theory, band rehearsal techniques and live performance.
This course is practical based providing you with the opportunity to 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.
Students typically progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production. After completing your two-year programme, you students may progress on to a Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance, a specialist university course 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.
Units included in the programme:
– Principles of music performance and production
– Critical listening and music composition
– Music industry and professional practice
– Critical and contextual awareness for music performance and production
– Music production in context
– Music performance in context
– Preparation for specialist study in music performance and production
– Collaborative music performance project
All assessments will be achieved through coursework and practical activities, known as projects.
Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.