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Music Performance (Extended) Diploma Level 3

  • Course Type: Diploma

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to study music degrees at university. You could also progress to careers such as a Song Writer, Performer, Recording Artist, Musical Director, Musical Arranger, Music Teacher, Live Events Manager.

Who is it for?

This course is designed for people looking to work in the music industry as a performer. You will gain an understanding of rehearsal skills, solo music performance and group performance, music production, basic recording skills and the music business to develop your skills as a self-employed musician/freelancer.

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Composing & Recording Project
  • Auditioning Skills (Battle of the Bands)
  • Studio Practice
  • Progression Project
  • Schools Tour
  • Sound for Media
  • Specialist Subject
  • Final Major Project

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

5 GCSEs at grades 4/C or above including English and maths.

Alternatively a Merit in a relevant Level 2 Diploma, and a GCSE grade 4/C or a pass for functional skills English Level 2. You will also be required to audition with your instrument of choice at interview.

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks – subject to course availability
Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy / too hard – subject to course availability
One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
A Merit in your first year is required to enter the second year Extended Diploma.

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team can be con­tact­ed at  should you have any fur­ther questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years
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