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Music Technology UAL Level 3 Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

You will learn how to use the latest software including Logic, Ableton, Pro Tools and Native Instruments. You will learn microphone techniques and how to use professional mixing desks.

You will work within our high tech new music recording studios: developing your skills in audio recording, editing, mixing, remixing and electronic production.

You will also learn about the various careers in the music industry, music theory & compositional skills, sound design for movies and computer games, live sound techniques, marketing and event management. The courses cover many of the key job roles in the industry and the real-world assignments are designed to give you a taste of working as a music practitioner.

There are also various extra curricular activities that you can get involved in, such as Northbrook Student Radio, college record labels, club nights, gigs and social events.

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


All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is then awarded when all units are completed over the two years (Pass, Merit, Distinction). Assessment of work is made from completion of set tasks. These could be through submission of: essays, recordings, data files and presentations.

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. The Extended Diploma 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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