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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production at West Kent College

Course description

You will develop your musical identity and broaden your musical repertoire, giving you the skills to confidently progress into the many different fields that the music business offers.

In year 1 you will work towards the Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance & Production, if you achieve this you can progress on to year two and work towards the Extended Diploma.

Alongside instrument tuition, we cover the music business, theory and history, composition and songwriting, to ensure you have the opportunities to develop a comprehensive set of skills.

This culminates in a major music production, where you publicly perform music and songs written by you and your band members.

This course is designed for people who are serious about having a professional music career, and focuses on ensuring you have the practical skills and knowledge of the music industries required for success. This course will prepare you for progression into higher education or employment in the music industry.

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4, including English and maths or a Level 2 First Diploma in Music at Merit or Distinction, with C/4 Grade GCSE in English and maths.

You will be required to attend an interview and complete a task and audition to demonstrate your level of ability.

Your enrolment depends on a positive recommendation or reference from your school or tutor.

Future opportunities

Progress into higher education or employment in the music industry.

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: 30 October 2018
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