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Music Technology Diploma level 2 at Leicester College

Course description

This course is for those seeking a career in the music industry including recording studio engineers, modern computer producers, live sound engineers for concerts and theatres, radio, TV and film sound and sound equipment manufacturing. You'll gain a broad overview of all the creative and technical aspects that music technology has to offer. We also have excellent equipment in our sound studios and Mac Suites. If you're age 16 - 18, you'll be enrolled on a study programme which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also need to complete some related work experience and take part in employability sessions.

Course content

The course covers a host of subjects relevant to a career in sound engineering and music production including recording studio theory and practice, the music industry, computer music production, contextual studies and composition. You will work with students on our music courses in recording projects at least twice a year.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one reference. It is desirable that you can demonstrate 90% attendance. A GCSE in both English and maths at grade 3 (D) or above is required. You will be invited to a welcome event where you will participate in an audition, this is to support your careers choice and ensure that we place you on the right programme for you. You need to have a suitable interest in music technology either through recordings, live sound or computer music activities you have tried already. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.


Assessment is via coursework completed over the year.You will need to evidence in your work that your skills and understanding are sufficient to pass each unit or achieve higher grades.Examples of assessment include remixes, finishes tracks, reports and presentations. Students are assessed in many different ways to help develop broad academic skills needed for further study and application in industry.

Financial information

Material fee £20.00. Materials fee: £20.

Future opportunities

Typically, students continue onto the level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology which covers a broader range of music technology subjects in more depth. With suitable professional skills, after the level 2 course you can progress into the sound, music and broadcast industries in roles such as a producer or recording engineer.

Further information

Apply online via UCAS Progress or the College website. You will need details of your qualifications, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, assess your experience, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you. For more information contact our Customer Service Centre on 0116 2242240 or visit

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: 28 September 2018
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