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What's Involved

The course offers an exciting, project-based approach, where you will develop your musical/technical skills alongside like-minded musicians culminating in professional, industry-relevant outcomes that will form a portfolio of work to prepare you for further study or employment within the industry. We’re proud of our community of musicians and creative artists and you’ll be encouraged to collaborate with other courses to deliver an industry-like experience, such as concerts and gigs. We will support your development as either a performer or producer in a range of areas.

You can expect to study:

  • Creativity and Composition
  • Live Sound/Performance
  • Studio Production
  • Project and Live Events Management
  • Instrument Skills Development
  • Sequencing
  • Music Business/Enterprise

As part of your assessment, you will undertake projects and performances that will allow you to utilise the various skills acquired throughout the course. The Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.

It is a complete programme and is therefore not taken with any other course. Having an understanding and interest in different types of music performance and production will benefit you personally and professionally.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade 4, including English and/or Maths, plus a successful audition interview.

Where will it take me?

Students can progress to higher education courses or university degrees in music and music-related courses or they can go directly to work or an apprenticeship in the industry. With the UCAS points gained, there are also many other possible higher education options available that are not directly related to performing or producing. Former students have gone on to careers in the music industry and also in areas such as media, film and television, acoustics, and events/music management.

Did You Know?
There are more than two million jobs in the creative industries and creative jobs have increased by 30.6% since 2011. Creative jobs are future-proof jobs – 87% of creative jobs are at low or no risk of automation. (Source: Creative Industries Federation 2017).

Course Assessment Method

100% Coursework, including practical/written assessments.

Where and When

Music Performance & Production Level 3 Extended Diploma

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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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