UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Music
Not taking applications
5 GCSEs grade A*-C (grade 9 - 4) or a Level 2 Diploma in Music at merit or above. You will be invited for an interview and audition, plus prior experience of playing an instrument is desirable.
Who is the course for
We are very pleased to be running the new UAL qualification. This course puts you, the student at the centre of your training. We look at the skills and strengths that you bring and develop them, helping you to reach your full potential. This course is designed with the “360 degree” approach which means that you will be developing yourself in several different fields to become a rounded professional, proficient enough to undertake roles in areas such as music performance, production, song writing or business. This approach is what will make you an employable musician in today’s challenging industry.
This course consists of the following units:
- Rehearsal and performance skills
- Create music using computers
- Musical composition
- Music industry
- MIDI sequencing using Logic Pro X
- Music technology in performance sound engineering.
You will be taught in both a classroom-based environment, as well as in our state-of-the-art music studios.
How is the course assessed
You will develop as both a performer and as a music producer, collaborating with other members of your group on different projects throughout the year. Projects will take many forms, including composing music for Encyclopaedia Britannica, creating your own single/EP for internet release, performing original and cover material as a band in local venues and take a role as sound engineer in the drama and dance productions. You will focus on developing your own role throughout the year and this will lead to your final project where you will be asked to sum up all the previous skills learned.
Where next - Further Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma course or degree at college or university. The majority of our students go to the best universities in the country for music and music technology including Leeds College of Music and Leeds Beckett University. We also have a collaboration agreement with University of West London and Bucks New University for those who want to stay local.
Where next - Job Opportunities
Students may gain employment in the music industry in a number of roles, as an aspiring musician, a music technologist, sound engineer, crew or composer/producer.