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This course is designed to provide you with the skills knowledge and understanding you need to progress to degree level study and employment in the music sector. The programme leads to the award of a Level 3 UAL Diploma in Music Performance and Production from the UAL awarding body.

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

    Entry Requirements

    • 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and maths* Evidence of previous experience or study in music or music technology at an appropriate level.

    Assessment Method

    Continuous assessment by practical music and music technology training and assessment projects online portfolio presentations written research projects and group work.

    Aims of the course

    • To enable you to explore and develop your music performance techniques and gain an in-depth knowledge of music production* To give you the skills and knowledge needed to progress to degree level study and employment in the music sector.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualification will support students to progress or transition to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production.The UCAS tariff points gained on this course ? either alone or in combination with other Level 3 qualifications ? may also enable you to apply for a range of relevant degree level courses.


    The programme is delivered through a mixture of lessons workshops and projects. You will learn in our classrooms and music studios and benefit from trips to performance venues and getting involved in projects with external partners.

    Career Options

    After further study you can pursue a range of careers in the music industry.While the primary purpose of this Diploma is to help you progress to further learning the transferable skills and knowledge you will gain could also enable you to move into an entry level role or higher apprenticeship in the creative sector.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 05/09/2022
End Date 30/06/2023
Course Code 4MUAK9S0


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

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 7,172
24+ £7,172
International Please Enquire

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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."

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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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