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Music Performance and Production Diploma UAL Level 2 at The Academy of Contemporary Music

Course description

This course provides an understanding of music performance and production in preparation for a career in the music industry, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to retake your GCSE qualifications in English and Maths.

All students will have access to the full ACM experience, which includes tapping into the knowledge and connections of our Industry Link team, attendance at exclusive masterclasses delivered by globally successful musicians, and participation in many ACM events throughout the year, such as music workshops, gigs, festivals, and much more.

Course content

The course incorporates a strong element of practical music learning, with students taking part in a variety of appropriately paced sessions which cover areas such as contextual awareness, music business, live workshops, composing, studio fundamentals and listening skills.

You will develop and understand the value of research, reflection, collaboration and self-reliance, and gain the knowledge and skills needed for the successful first steps on your journey to a music industry career.

On top of the music study programme, English or Maths Functional Skills GCSE subjects will also be taken.

All students will have access to the full ACM experience, which includes tapping into the knowledge and connections of our Industry Link team, attendance at exclusive masterclasses delivered by globally successful musicians, and participation in many ACM events throughout the year, such as music workshops, gigs, festivals, and much more.

Entry requirements

  • Minimum 3 GCSEs (D or 3 grade) or equivalent Level 2 qualification.
  • All applicants will be assessed through interview/audition.
  • English and Maths: If you do not have passes in English and/or Maths GCSE then opportunity will be provided to complete this alongside your core programme. Your ability will be assessed and where appropriate you may be required to first complete a Functional Skills level award.

Financial information

If you are under 18 on 31st August 2017, the government will fully fund your studies with us for the entire two year Extended Diploma - and subject to eligibility criteria

Future opportunities

The Level 2 Diploma is an ideal pathway to both Level 3 and Higher Education study, and is perfect for those who don’t currently have the qualifications needed to commence a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production at ACM Guildford, but would like the opportunity to progress at a later date. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Academy of Contemporary Music directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2016
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    • With a long-standing rich arts and educational heritage, the Surrey market town of Guildford is fast becoming a cultural, commercial and learning destination. With a buzzing live music scene, large student population and a location just a short 30 minute journey from central London, it is the ideal setting for beginning your music industry education.

      Combining the security and charm of a small town with all the vibrancy of a city, Guildford is very well serviced with a huge selection of shops, restaurants, live music venues and sports facilities.

      Guildford has a vibrant nightlife scene catering to the town’s large student community. It is bustling with clubs, bars, pubs and dedicated music venues of all sizes from The Boileroom, a 200-capacity live events space, to G Live, a 1,700-capacity venue.

      ACM’s immersive education experience extends into those spaces in the evenings and weekends, providing performance, production, technical and business opportunities for students at more than 60 live events that we are involved with every month. In fact, it’s hard to find a night in Guildford that doesn’t involve ACM in some form.

      Despite its vibrant nightlife and the urban benefits of such a well-served town, Guildford has one of the lowest crime rates in the United Kingdom. Being only a 30-minute train journey from London, students regularly travel for performance and work opportunities. With trains running every 15 minutes throughout the day, Guildford is also well connected for travel by road, benefitting from a 15-minute link time to the M25.