• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

You will be working with industry-standard equipment and technology and your studies will give you the confidence to successfully plan and prepare a range of performances, as well as many opportunities to organise and work in a recording studio environment.

To ensure that students receive a real-world experience, the use of Apple Mac’s and their respective operating systems is a large part of this course, as these are used by many, if not all, professional recording studios.   Assignments are based on the type of work that would be sent through to a record label or Agent.

Although a wide range of musical material will be explored, particular focus will be spent on Rock, Pop, Metal, Electronica, Dance and R&B.

This course is perfectly suited for those who perhaps cannot decide between the Music Practice and Music Technology.

Level
Level 2
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
UAL
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

Core Units:

  • Introduction to Performance
  • Introduction to Production

Specialist Units:

  • Exploring Music Composition
  • Music Performance Skills in Practice
  • Music Production Skills in Practice
  • Music Performance and Production Project

You are required to complete Units 1 & 2 (Introduction to Performance and Introduction to Production) to achieve the UAL level 2 Award in Music Performance and Production before the first half term. You will then continue with Units 3 through 8, where students will learn and develop their music performance and production skills in a variety of contexts that will lead toward a final major project at the end of the year. Completing this will see the students achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

  • 4 GCSE grade D and above including English
  • or Introductory Diploma Level 2 in Music or Performing Arts
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

You will be expected to attend an audition at which you will be expected to do a performance piece.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

More about this course...

On successful completion of the course,  students may progress on to a Level 3 Music Practice or Music Technology course and upon achieving this, have an opportunity to continue their studies at Degree level.

Employment opportunities include:  performer, sound recording engineer, music publisher, music teacher, composer/arranger.

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You'll need to have:

  • 4 GCSE grade D and above including English
  • or Introductory Diploma Level 2 in Music or Performing Arts
  • All applicants must complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and attend an interview

You will be expected to attend an audition at which you will be expected to do a performance piece.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form or download a printable form.

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