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Performing & Production Arts (Music) UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma at LeSoCo

Course description

Our experienced tutors provide a great balance of specialist training and academic support. We are looking for enthusiastic and devoted musicians who are serious about developing their skills and approach to a professional career in music. The course is intended to give you an insight into the world of the working musician and requires dedication and commitment. Students of the UAL Extended Diploma are required to actively participate in performances at live public events, often out of the usual college hours and would obviously then are expected to attend college the following morning. Live solo and band performances constitute a vast amount of assessed work and necessitate high attendance and teamwork skills. Second Year students will have completed 17 live performances before they complete this Summer. 

Year Two (Extended Diploma) 

  • Unit 9 Developing Performance and Production Skills
  • Unit 10 Preparing for Progression
  • Unit 11 Exploration of Specialist Study and Context
  • Unit 12 Extended Project

Entry requirements

Entry is by application then interview and audition - candidates must perform 2 contrasting solo audition pieces. Candidates should show knowledge of theory and be able to identify musical concepts either relating to the pieces they have played or in a general discussion during interview. Evidence of successful completion of Year 1 UAL Diploma with a positive tutor reference.

Future opportunities

In 2015 Year 2 Music Performers completed with a 100% success rate with two students receiving exemplary D*D*D* grades. Many of our students progress directly into industry or extended their studies on our Foundation Degree & gained places at respected Universities. Over the years we have developed links with Goldsmiths College, University of Westminster, University of West London, LCCM, Middlesex University, Kingston University & BIMM. 

Further information

Location: State of the art Waterloo campus from September 2016 onward. 


Timetable and Attendance: The course is approximately three full days and your attendance is paramount for the effective completion of work, especially in relation to band work. Your attendance and commitment should not fall below the level expected of a fully motivated professional. Internal college candidates applying to the course should have a minimum of 90% attendance on their current course. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 April 2016
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