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Music Performance and Production Diploma UAL L3 at East Sussex College

Course description

The two year UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production is equivalent in size and value to 3 full A Levels. It is designed to prepare you for employment in the music industry, self-employment or for progression to higher education. Year 1 comprises the Diploma, and most students progress to the Extended Diploma in year 2. You will undertake a wide and exciting range of practical project work to develop your skills in our industry standard facilities to prepare you for work or further study.Musicians will need to be multi-skilled and be able to work within a wide range of different fields in order to have a long lasting and rewarding career in the industry. This course has been designed to help you accomplish this.Examples of work include recording a multi-track album, performance techniques and session musician skills, working as a self-employed entity in the industry and being commissioned to compose music to specific briefs. You will produce your own solo album, help organise and run at least one of a series of performances and also set up and run the college record label during the second year.We have excellent facilities to help you develop technically, creatively and professionally.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4 and BTEC Level 2 Music, receiving a merit (if taken).


You will be assessed by way of assignments which are both practical and research-based using industry standard techniques and practices including audio recordings, video interviews and tutorials, and blogs.

Future opportunities

This course can provide a pathway to both higher education and careers in the music industry and beyond, including with the BBC. Opportunities for higher level study in music technology and production include our own foundation degree and degree in Music Production, awarded by the University of Brighton.

Further information

The department also runs a successful Foundation Degree in Music Production and Creative Recording and a BA (Hons) in Music Production and Creative Recording.
You will be expected to complete assignments in your own time. There is regular open access to studios throughout the year, where either assignments or small project work can be completed.

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: 02 October 2018
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