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Music - Level 2 Diploma Music at Calderdale College

Course description

This course is designed to develop skills and understanding of the music industry and music technology equipment and software using our digital and analogue recording studio and computer suite with a range of music production software.

Course content

On this practical work related music course you will look closely at the music industry and begin to learn to compose and perform music. DJ skills are included in the syllabus for those who wish to pursue this career route.

Teaching will consist of 360 hours guided learning hours of practical workshops, group discussions, research projects and theory based classes.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above  or a relevant Level 1 Qualification such as NCFE Contemporary Music Practice or equivalent. We will consider applications from learners without the necessary entry requirements. A basic level of IT skills would be very beneficial as the course requires a lot of computer work.

Interview with Course Leader/Tutor. Learners will be required to show enthusiasm to learn and a commitment to the course.


Continuous practical & academic assessment to suit your needs.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

Successful candidates may wish  to progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology  or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in  Music. Career opportunities  include: studio and live  performance within the industry. 

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

 or click on the link to apply online

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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