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The Course offers a unique opportunity to develop specialist skills while engaging with a broad range of audio practices, thus equipping producers and designers for the complexities of early 21st century sound production. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to develop their individual creativity and capacity to work in a range of collaborative situations.

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music and Music Technology

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grades A*-C; one of which must be GCSE English or GCSE Mathematics. Or successful completion of a Level 2 substantial qualification in a related subject - plus an initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability, and a satisfactory reference.

    Assessment Method

    Assessment throughout the course will be formative to support and encourage learning and provide an opportunity for feedback.

    Aims of the course

    The course is designed to give you a technical understanding of sound design and production using a variety of applications and media through practical projects you will develop your audio production skills. If you have an interest in Sound Design and you want to explore, develop and test your creativity. This course will be stimulating and demanding and provide you with a supportive environment so that you can progress to further whether in education or working within the industry.

    Progression Opportunities

    On successful completion of the first year, many students progress onto the second year in order to complete an Extended Diploma (equivalent to three A-levels).


    Students will have access to state of the art recording studios, workstations and information technology facilities. The course is delivered through classroom sessions and practical projects in studios. We welcome students to work across disciplines within our creative industries department to produce exciting projects

    Career Options

    You can go on to become Assistant Re-Recording Mixers or Assistant Sound Editors and Sound Designers

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 07/09/2020
End Date 02/07/2021


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 6,671 p/year
24+ £6,671 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

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Photographers, audio-visual and broadcasting equipment operators


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Bobby Packham

Bobby Packham

I’m only three months into my one-year apprenticeship, and have learnt a lot in that time. The more I work, the more comfortable and confident I feel in my role.

Stephen Maclellan

Stephen Maclellan

Music is a subject you study because you love it – which might not go for every subject. It’s an area where you can really unleash your creative streak and it allows you to work in a really cool industry.

Duayne Sanford

Duayne Sanford

I’m currently touring with electronic soul band Honne, and have been travelling the world with them for three years. We’ve played prestigious festivals such as Glastonbury, Latitude, Leeds Festival and BBC Big Weekend in the UK and – further afield – Coachella, Seoul Jazz Festival and Austin City Limits.

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