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Music and Music Technology Level 2 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Are you passionate about music? Would you like a career in the music industry?

This course gives you a valuable insight into the music and music technology sector. You will learn topics such as: how to plan and create a music product, and how to work as a musician, both solo and as part of a group. 

You will learn how to record and produce music, and you will explore relevant computer software that is used in the music industry.

It will also help to develop a range of practical skills and techniques, preparing you for work and study at an advanced level. This will include looking at a range of music and computer-based topics, as well as studying popular music performance and recording.

Course content

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical sessions and workshops
  • Classroom activities
  • Group work, as a whole class or in specialist groups
  • Self-directed study
  • Personal tutorials

Throughout the course you will benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, which will vary by campus. These include recording studios, musical instruments, mixing facilities, live rooms, Mac digital manipulation suites, practice rooms, and student lounges.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of two GCSEs typically at grade C or above; or
  • A Merit grade in a relevant Level 1 qualification.
  • A range of prior experience can also be taken into consideration, such as a high level of musicianship or technical ability.
  • All students should be passionate about the subject.
  • All places are subject to satisfactory interview and audition.


The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Some units are assessed externally (both written and practical assessments)
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios and logbooks of activities
  • Performance and observation

Future opportunities

Completion of this course gives you a range of options in education and employment.

Many students will choose to progress onto a relevant Level 3 course within Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. This will continue to develop your professional and creative skills at a more advanced level. You could also choose to apply for a course in a different subject area.

You could progress onto a number of advanced Level 3 courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

Music and Music Technology Level 3, available at:

  • Bangor
  • Denbigh
  • Rhos-on-Sea

You will also have potential employment opportunities within the music industry, the creative industries and the technology sector either directly or after additional education. This includes careers as a musician, producer, broadcast engineer, entertainment manager, composer or teacher.

Career opportunities

  • Actor
  • Conference Centre Manager
  • Dancer
  • Director
  • Events Manager
  • Musician
  • Singer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Studio Producer
  • Theatre Manager


Further information

Programme code: 0901C02B

This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Denbigh

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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