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Music Performance and Production UAL Level 2 Diploma

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The Level 2 Award and Diploma in Music Performance and Production has been developed to provide students with an understanding of music performance and production as a collaborative activity and prepare them for the reality of the sector, progression and paths available.

The 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. 

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.

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

The qualification will provide students with:

  • An introduction to a range of activities essential to the development and delivery of music performance and production such as composition, listening skills, the process of rehearsal, technology and delivery of a music performance and production as a collaborative activity.
  • An Introduction to the diversity of roles and responsibilities within the music performance and production sector, the importance of health and safety as integral to the performer and production and the personal and professional characteristics needed for a career in the music industry.
  • An introduction to the communication skills used in music performance and production allowing exploration of the specific skills and attributes required for communicating with an audience. An opportunity to demonstrate understanding through the performance and production.
  • An opportunity to research the history and context of music performance and production and develop understanding of the value of contextual research in informing practice.
  • An opportunity to integrate and use previously acquired skills, knowledge and understanding and to explore and develop more specific techniques, skills and attributes for music performance and production.
  • An opportunity to integrate and use skills, knowledge and understanding and to explore and develop specific techniques, skills and attributes for music performance and production.
  • An opportunity to take greater responsibility in the management of an assignment of personal interest and prepare for progression within a chosen discipline.
  • An opportunity be involved in a music performance and production.

The majority of students completing the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production will progress to further study via ‘applied general’ or ‘tech-level’ qualifications.  Some students may progress directly into entry-­level roles in the creat

 

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.

The UAL Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of art and design subjects, including fine art, photography, graphic design, fashion, textiles, product design and others.

The 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. Many students will have I identified a specific career in the creative industries that they wish to progress to (e.g. performer, songwriter, producer, engineer etc), using this qualification as a starting point.

The content of the UAL Level 2 Diploma In Music Performance and Production was developed with representatives from universities, further education colleges, sixth form colleges and employers to ensure that it provides students with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to progress to the next level of education and training.  The qualification is made up of eight units and students must successfully complete all of them – all units are mandatory.  The units 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 grade A*–D (grade 3 or above) including English Language and preferably maths, 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.