Canterbury College - UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production (Music Performance) Level 3
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Qualification: UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production (Music Performance) Level 3
Location: Canterbury College

UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production (Music Performance) Level 3

This course has been designed to provide vocationally-relevant subjects in commercial music, aimed at beginners through to semi-professionals over two years of study.

What will I learn?

Employment opportunities in the music industry are centred on self-employment rather than contracted employment with large companies in most cases. This qualification aims to provide you with the skills you need to pursue a career in one of the many areas of the music industry and reinforce skills to become self-employed and motivated in the music industry.

You will develop a range of academic skills through various assessment methods in the following units from year 1 of the course:

  • Principles of Music Performance and Production
  • Critical Listening and Composition
  • Music Industry and Professional Practice
  • Critical and Contextual Awareness for Music Performance and Production
  • Music Production in Context
  • Music Performance in Context
  • Preparation for Specialist Study
  • Collaborative Music Performance Project
  • Developing Music Performance and Production Skills
  • Exploration of specialist study in Music Performance and Production
  • Preparing for progression in music performance and production
  • Project proposal and Extended project

In the second year of the course, you will select a career pathway to follow, with the options of Session Musician, Composer or Producer. 

This will allow you to specialise in your chosen subject area, and to develop the skill and knowledge required to follow the career option you are most passionate about.

How will I be assessed?

Through a combination of written assignments, tests, practical work, group projects and external examinations.

Work Experience

You will be expected to complete work experience, take part in community days, and complete self-study.

What may it lead to?

Successful completion of Year 1 will allow continuation into Year 2 Extended Diploma pathway. Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to progress to the University.

Additional information 

Guest speakers from the industry are regularly invited to talk about their role in the sector.

Entry Requirements

Please see our Group entry requirements

Application Guidance

Read our guidance on how to apply

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent
CT1 3AJ

Telephone:
01227 811111