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The course leads to the awarding of the University of the Arts Level Two Diploma in Music and Production. This qualification is designed to develop your competence in the following areas: music performance, music technology, sound engineering, music business studies, ear training, music theory, composing, arranging, popular music history and the live music industry.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs D-F / or 3-2 (in 2017 GCSEs) Relevant Level 1 qualification with Merit or above Relevant industry experience to Level 1 or above

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    Assessment Method

    The course uses a process of continual assessment at practical projects: for example staging and taking part in a professional gig or producing a track for another artist. You are required to record and evaluate your progress in a written format. Final grade work involves a practical project and an online journal in which you demonstrate your written planning and evaluative skills.

    Aims of the course

    To develop your all-round abilities as a musician and as a music producer. To develop your analytical, evaluative and research skills. To develop your written and verbal English expression. To develop your understanding of how the music business works and how you might function successfully within it.

    Progression Opportunities

    This course aims to prepare you for further music study on the UAL L3 Diploma in Music, or to work professionally in the music business.


    Students enjoy the use of state of the art recording, rehearsal, workstation and information technology facilities. The course is delivered through classroom lessons and practical project work on workstations, in the rehearsal room, in the studio and onstage. There are many opportunities to perform at external venues. Likewise there are many opportunities for trips and visits to concerts, backstage events and businesses operating inside the industry. You will enjoy sessions delivered by various music business professionals.

    Career Options

    Working in the music industry as a performer, business person or engineer.

    What can I earn in the music industry? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a trained musician you'll be starting on a very fulfilling and varied career path with the opportunity to earn well: Musicians can earn around £19,000 to start with, and £32,000 with a few years' experience ? but obviously this varies a lot! DJs can earn around £24,000 with 3-5 years' experience Music development managers start on around £25,000 a year and can earn £45,000 with 3-5 years' experience

    If you want to turn your passion for music into a career, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Our former students have gone on to successful careers in performance and songwriting, music production, or business roles for major companies like Yamaha Music London ? and with the right training, there's no reason why you shouldn't follow in their footsteps. To find out more go to or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020


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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 1,441 p/year
24+ £1,441 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

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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.

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.

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