The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production provides students with a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience in working with a wide variety of technology to support entry into the music industry or further study at university.
The course focuses on the techniques used to record and produce music, to stage music performance and also to develop as composers and performers of popular music. Students will need to have previous experience of making music as instrumentalists or vocalists, or through the use of other technologies such as DJing or computer music production.
You will normally complete a Diploma in year one. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Extended Diploma in year two which is equivalent to three A-levels.
During this course you will develop your understanding of pop music through listening, playing and performance alongside research projects and class discussions. You learn studio and live sound techniques through hands-on experience and real recording and performance projects. Team work is essential in music making and you will do a lot of work in groups as well as an individual. The course is very practical and is centred on making and recording music, but you will also be assessed through written assignments and presentations.