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Level 2 Diploma for Music Practitioners at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

During this one-year course you will use your passion for music to develop your vocal or instrumental skills and learn what it takes to be a working musician in the industry.

Course content

During our one-year RSL (Rock School Limited) accredited course you will be free to explore your musical creativity while we support you and guide with theoretical knowledge of the music industry and technology. You can use our instruments and music editing software to perform your own music and record it in our sound studio. Our tutors, who have years of experience in the industry, can teach you skills in composing music, sequencing, remixing and post-production your tracks. You will learn principle elements of:

  • Music sequencing and production
  • Live music performance
  • Digital recording and production
  • Composing music
  • Music marketing and promotion
  • Live sound recording
  • Remixing and production
  • Careers in music
  • Selling music

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of: 4 GCSE's A*-D or Equivalent Qualification and a connection to music


You will receive regular feedback from your tutors about your progress on assignments, and these will be under strict deadlines.

Financial information

You may need to supply your own kit and equipment and essentail study material, costing approximately £50.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you can progress on to one of our Level 3 Music courses. You may decide that you’d like to start an apprenticeship or find a full-time position in the industry.

With some additional training you can start a career as a DJ, a Performer, a Sound engineer, a Sound technician, a Music publisher, a Music Producer, or working in Event Management.

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: 06 September 2018
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    • Less than a mile away from our Station Plaza campus, Ore Valley takes under a minute by train from Hastings Town Centre and has 7,000 square metres of realistic working environments, workshops and ‘live build’ areas. In the central atrium, students construct, wire, plumb, fit-out and decorate a full-size house. Students here have access to the latest equipment and digital technology, a Learning Resource Centre, a sports pitch, diner and coffee shop.

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.