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Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production at Bury College

Course description

Depending on your career aspirations and qualifications you will either complete a one year diploma or a two year extended diploma. We can discuss this with you at your interview. These courses are an exciting exploration of the vocational study of music industry subjects. You will have the opportunity to work individually and as part of a team within a music environment. You will also learn to develop a professional approach to all aspects of the music industry. Successful completion of the extended diploma is equivalent to three A Levels. You will also go on trips and attend workshops from current professionals. Applicants will be expected to complete a 500 word written assignment and will be told of the subject in advance to demonstrate their suitability for the course. In addition, applicants will complete an audition on their chosen instrument, selecting a piece of their choice (roughly grade 4 standard).

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grade A*-C (9-4) and have a degree of instrumental/technical ability (roughly Grade 4 standard), plus a successful audition (performers) and 500 word written assignment.

Financial information

For fee enquiries please call 0161 280 8339.

Further information

For more information please call our Admissions Team on the following numbers: 0161 280 8313, 0161 280 8314, 0161 280 8315 or 0161 280 8505.

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: 01 February 2018
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    • Bury College has invested over £40 million in recent years developing its town centre campus.  The campus now includes:

      • The Millennium Centre - a dedicated sixth form centre with Science laboratories, IT and Media suites, learning resource centre, canteen and recording studios.
      • The Woodbury Centre - houses a new library, industry standard art sudios, new outdoor space, hair, beauty and holistic salons, restaurant and bistro and specialist facilities to support students with learning differences and/or disabilities.
      • Beacon Centre - has a theatre, dance and rehearsal studios, digital language laboratories.
      • Prospects Centre - houses specialist laboratories, workshops and IT suites.
      • Innovation Centre - fully equipped workshop, IT suites and computer aided design studios.
      • Construction Skills Centre - purpose built for construction courses.
      • Enterprise Centre - Specialist IT facilities and classrooms.
      • PlayFootball Centre - six 5-a-side and two 7-a-side pitches.