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UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Course Information

Course Level – 3
Course Type – UAL
Specific Entry Requirements – Five GCSEs at Grade 4. including English and or Maths
Duration – 2 Years
Student Age – 16-18

About The Course

This course is for anyone with a serious passion for music and the desire to turn that into a career. Covering all aspects of the modern music industry you will be taught a wide range of modules covering everything from understanding the structure of the music industry to stage craft to studio engineering.  

In addition to this the course has a focus on modern music production and live performance. You will be taught advanced composition and production techniques in order to make the most of Industry standard software such as Logic Pro X and Abelton. You will be given complete creative freedom in your final projects to focus on making the music that you love, not what an exam board tells you.  

Live performances take place throughout the year allowing every student the opportunity to get to the stage whether they’re a soloist, instrumentalist, DJ or even producer. Events are held in established music venues in and around Hackney to prepare you properly for the real world.

How Is The Course Taught?

The course is taught through a combination of workshops, seminars, small group work and independent creative time. All our music tutors are experienced musicians who continue to record perform and produce in the industry to ensure they stay relevant.  

During your lessons, you will have access to our comprehensive facilities which include 2 up to date Mac suites, 2 Project studios for recording Vocals and producing, A fully equipped Live rehearsal Room and a full-size recording studio.

How will I be Assessed?

The qualification is 100% coursework which is internally assessed, with the final major project in the summer term externally moderated by the awarding body. You will be given supportive feedback from tutors which you will use to develop and improve your skills. Assessment evidence can be generated in a written and/or video diary form. Gigs, rehearsals and studio sessions will also form part of your assessment evidence. 

What does it lead to?

This programme is designed to prepare you for either University study or entry-level positions in the Industry. Students progress on to a variety of University courses such as Music Performance, Pop Performance, Music Management, Music Technology and Sound Design. Possible jobs you could progress to after further study include: Session Musician, Music Manager or a DJ and could earn between £42,000 – £80,000 per annum.

Steppin’ On My Toes by Rankz

Former BSix Student Jose, now an independent recording artist ‘Rankz’ has gone on to release his first E.P on digital platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music etc.

Just one of the many career avenues students who have studied Music Performance and Production at BSix College.

We wish him all the best for the future.

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