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Music Performance and Production UAL Level 2 Diploma at East Sussex College

Course description

The one year Level 2 UAL Music Production Diploma is equivalent to taking 4 GCSEs. It is designed to prepare you for employment in the music industry, self-employment or for progression to our Level 3 UAL Music Production Diploma.You will undertake a wide range of project work to establish your interests and strengths, before progressing to either a performance based specialist pathway, or a production (recording, producing, engineering) based one. Practitioners in the industry need to be multi-skilled and be able to draw upon a wide range of different fields in order to have a long lasting and rewarding career in the industry. This course has been designed to help you accomplish this.Examples of work include creating recordings in our studio/performance spaces, performance techniques and session musician skills, working as a self-employed entity in the industry and being commissioned to compose music to specific briefs. You will produce composition work, help organise and run at least one of a series of performances.We have excellent facilities to help you develop technically, creatively and professionally.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

There are no subject specific entry criteria for this course.


All assessment is through practical, vocationally relevant projects which will help you improve and expand upon your current skill set.The course is predominantly practice based, where you will be guided throughout the course towards a sustainable career.There are no examinations.

Future opportunities

This course can provide a pathway to both our Level 3 UAL Music Production Diploma and careers in the music industry and beyond. After the level 3 students may enter higher education, which includes our own foundation degree and degree in Music Production and Creative Recording, awarded by the University of Brighton.

Further information

The department also runs a successful Foundation Degree in Music Production and Creative Recording and a BA (Hons) in Music Production and Creative Recording.
You will be expected to complete assignments in your own time. There is regular open access to studios throughout the year, where either assignments or small project work can be completed.

This course is designed to enable you to take your Maths and English studies alongside it if required. It is usually not possible to take other L2 qualifications alongside it though.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 June 2018
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