Music Performance and Production Arts Level 2 Diploma

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This course is for students wanting to develop their skills in music and work towards a career in the music industry.

This qualification has been designed for students who have an interest in music performance and/or music production or a related subject who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience

What I'll learn

Students will gain an understanding of music performance and production as a collaborative activity and prepare them for the reality of the sector, progression and paths available to them.


How I'll learn

The course consists of units which focus on underpinning the skills, knowledge and understanding that support all music performance and production activity. The units have been designed to allow colleges to deliver them in a way that meets the specific needs of their students, taking into account college resources, relationships with local creative employers and responding to the fast-paced nature of the creative industries.


How I'll be assessed

The qualification is made up of eight units and students must successfully complete all of them – all units are mandatory.

Students are also assessed via a ‘Final Major Project’ which takes place at the end of the course when they are at their best. This large project allows students to demonstrate all the learning that has taken place through completion of the other units. This unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and determines the overall qualification grade.


Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs including English Language and preferably maths at grade A*–D (grades 3–9), a UAL/BTEC Level 1 Diploma with a Merit profile with Functional Level 1 in Literacy and Numeracy.

All applicants will be interviewed and need to provide evidence of their previous musical experience either with recorded examples (Mp3, Youtube and Soundcloud are all acceptable examples) or an audition.

A satisfactory reference is also required from the previous school or college.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Printed application forms are also available on request by calling us on 0800 612 6008 or visiting us at one of our college Advice Centres. Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.