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Introduction to the course

This two-year Extended Diploma is validated by the University of the Arts, London (UAL) and has been designed to help you pursue a career in the music industry, focusing on music performance, composition, production and related activities.

This course is for musicians who want to enter the music industry as performers, producers, singer/songwriters or those who want to get into a business role within the industry. You will study and develop skills in performance, production, composition, musicianship and music business, and will have the opportunity to record in our state-of-the-art recording studios. We encourage you to learn additional instruments to your first study instrument and perform in college and at venues in Camden and across London. Although the emphasis is on practical and performance work you will need to complete written assignments and develop your skills as an informed and reflective practitioner through evaluative logbooks and rehearsal diaries.

You will learn to evaluate and comment critically on both professional work and your own creative practice, gaining insight into the wider performing arts industry through contextual and industry studies. Many of your teachers are professional musicians, which gives the course a real work focus. During your course you will be engaging in work-based activities aimed at giving you an insight into working in this industry. 

What do I need?

You will need:

- Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and a Music/Performing Arts subject, or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit

- A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview and audition to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

How is the course taught?

Topics covered can include:

- Principles of music performance

- Critical listening and music composition

- Music industry and professional practice

- Critical and contextual awareness for music performance

- Music performance in context

- Preparation for specialist study in music performance

- Collaborative music performance

- Developing music performance skills

- Exploration of specialist study in music performance

- Preparing for progression in music performance

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the two years and with an end-of-course portfolio.

What does it lead to?

This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Arts, or to pursue employment in the music industry.


Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date - Study Mode
Tottenham Centre 3 Sep 2019 - 3 Jul 2020 - Daytime

Course Code: DP3MMPP1 / 19DA11A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
If you are over 18, fees may apply. Click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply
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Testimonial

Seniz Suleyman

College is great. I received a lot of support and I gained many skills in music. I obtained Distinctions for every unit on my course and am now studying at the renowned Birmingham Conservatoire.

Seniz Suleyman Music Technology Diploma Level 3

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