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Music & Production UALLevel 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

You will develop your creative skills in performance through Ableton and DJ software, while also extending your songwriting and theory skills with Sibelius. You will work on exciting projects to develop both theory and performance skills, as required by professionals working in the music industry. Our music facilities include a suite of Apple Mac computers with professional standard software, digital recording studios and a wide range of instruments.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • studio production skills, using Pro Tools and Logic Pro, in our three digital recording studios
  • producing high-standard live and studio recordings
  • staging collaborations with performing and visual arts
  • multimedia projects and game design projects
  • trips to studios such as SSR and workshops with professional artists

On the course you will:

  • be part of the college‚Äôs record label project: creating, Engineering and then marketing your products
  • learn and practise Sound Engineering skills in professional venues
  • collaborate with Visual and Performing Arts students
  • perform at professional venues (our students have performed at The Barbican, Royal Festival Hall and Birmingham ICC)
  • have the opportunity for free weekly singing or instrument lessons through the NewVIc Music Advancement Programme (MAP)

Entry requirements

Four or more GCSEs at grades A*-C (preferably including Music), and including a grade 5 in Mathematics or English Language. Students currently studying an intermediate vocational course will need a full Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma with Merit in a related subject, a grade 5 in either English Language or Mathematics, and a grade C in one other subject.

In some circumstances improved performance in Functional Skills may be accepted where a GCSE has not yet been achieved.


You will be internally assessed throughout the duration of this programme.

Future opportunities

You will be able to progress to a range of Music Technology, Sound Design and Music courses at universities and specialist colleges. These can lead to careers in Music Production as Sound Engineers, Technicians and Music Producers as well as Artist Management, Live Sound, Marketing and Promotion, and A&R.

Students also progress to performance courses as Session Musicians and Composers, including Film Score and Gaming Soundtrack Design. This is often combined with teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.