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Music Performance and Production UAL Level 3 Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

A career as a professional musician can be demanding and exciting. These are highly practical courses, in which you will learn about performing, arranging, songwriting/composing and a wide range of different styles of music. Central to the courses is developing your instrumental or vocal skills and using these in live performance, studios and recording.


Course content

Study will include:

- Session styles: from disco to rock - R&B to heavy metal 
- Instrument tuition - develop your technique and instrumental ability
- Gigging - regular performances in a range of settings
- Professional development - receive weekly feedback on your performances from industry professionals
- TV/radio and touring
- Music theory & sight reading
- Music arranging & composing
- Music technology - recording, producing, writing music for film
- Recording sessions - write and record in some of the best recording facilities in the country
- History of pop music and the music industry

If you have less that grade C in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including either English or Maths (if you have A* to C in English, your Maths grade must be minimum D - or vice versa) 
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and Maths requirements.

Applicants are auditioned.

(If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start on the Level 2 course instead, before applying to move on to this Level 3 course.)

Future opportunities

After 1 year at Level 3 you can achieve a UAL Diploma in Music Performance and Production. Some students will seek employment but most will apply for the Extended Diploma course (below).

After 2 years at Level 3 you can achieve a UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production. This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you can apply for university level courses. Successful students can seek careers in Music Management, Teaching, Performance, Engineering and Production.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northbrook College Sussex directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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