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What's Involved

This one year, level 2 course that will enable you to gain an introduction to the music industry and will allow you to progress to the next level, which is usually a Level 3 Diploma. It is an intensive course covering a range of areas and will diagnose which suits you best, whether it is performance or technology.

You will work on individual workstations enabling audio and MIDI sequencing as well as important introductory music theory elements and have an opportunity to work in our recording studios. Your project areas include: Recording, MIDI, Sequencing, Composition, Performance and Music Theory. You will also be introduced to event management, lighting and other areas related to the industry.

This practical work is supported by a comprehensive introduction to the contextual and theoretical studies which underpin a thorough understanding of the Music industries. There will be a series of supportive lectures and you will do written work that will help you to improve your writing and communication skills.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3, plus a successful audition interview.

Where will it take me?

The First Diploma course will allow students who are successful to continue their studies on either the Level 3 Diploma Music Practice or Level 3 Diploma Music Technology courses within the college's Music Department.

Course Assessment Method

The course is made up of 6 units over a one year period and is modular based so a variety of assessment methods are used including Portfolios, Presentations and Essays.

Core modules on the course include Music Business and Planning & Creating a Musical Product.

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.


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2020-21 Course Guide

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