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Music Performance and Production UAL Level 1 Diploma

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The Level 1 Award and Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts provides opportunities for students to explore, develop and test their creativity while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the sector.

This qualification draws upon established approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that are successfully proven to appeal to and engage students seeking practical study over a more academic study route.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

This programme provides opportunities for students to explore, develop and test their creativity while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the sector. Students will gain the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to further study and training in a range of music performance and production disciplines.

The content of the UAL Level 1 Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts has been developed collaboratively with representatives from universities, further education colleges and sixth form colleges to ensure that it provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to progress to the next level of education and training.  

As part of the qualification, students will be provided with:

  • An introduction to the equipment and processes used in music, performing and production arts, and the skills necessary to record and express ideas.
  • An understanding of how contextual research is used to support creative activities.
  • An introduction to the communication skills used in support of creative activities and develop an understanding of the role that communication skills play in informing and developing ideas.
  • An opportunity to use acquired skills, knowledge and understanding to explore and resolve creative problems.
  • An opportunity to develop personal strengths in music, performing and production arts and to use the knowledge, understanding and skills developed in previous units.

The UAL Level 1 Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts is generally delivered over one year and will enable students to develop a portfolio of work that could support progression into a range of courses at Level 2.  The majority of students com

 

How I'll learn

The programme uses established approaches to teaching, learning and assessment that are successfully proven to appeal to and engage students seeking practical study.

The Level 1 Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts has been designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to access and progress to further study and training in a range of music performance and production disciplines. The qualification has been designed to provide students with an introduction to the skills, knowledge and understanding that will enhance self-confidence and impart an understanding of the career demands and opportunities within the creative industries.  

 

How I'll be assessed

In order to achieve the qualification, students must successfully pass six units – five units at Level 1, then a choice of one further unit at either Level 1 or Level 2.

The final project unit 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

Experience of music and media, the ability to play a musical instrument or sing is an advantage but not a necessity.

All applicants will be interviewed and will be required to either audition or present some examples of prior music/media technology work.

A satisfactory reference is also required.

 

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.