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Music Performance & Production

Course Code: FMU2
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: UAL
  • Duration: One Year
  • Course type: Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Three days a week

What's it all about?

This course is designed to give you an introduction to the most important elements of the modern music industry. Lasting one year, the level 2 diploma is project-based and focuses on performing, composing, and collaborating in order to stage music events. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to work in teams to stage performances in our ‘live room’ or the College’s STEM Theatre in conjunction with our live events students. Whether solo or ensemble, live or recorded, rock or reggae this course will give you the opportunity to explore your creativity and work on what interests you the most.

Course information

  • Project 1 provides an introduction to music performance and production, examining roles within the modern industry and looking at the building blocks of contemporary music.
  • Project 2 will give you the basic skills required to write and produce your own music. Building on the musical elements examined in the first project, you will use software such as Logic Pro to compose your their own work in our IT suite and rehearsal rooms.
  • Project 3 focuses on learning music for both electric and acoustic performances so that you have the skills to perform in a variety of contexts.
  • The level 2 Final Music Project will encourage you to explore your individual talents and concentrate on a project that develops your unique interests.

You will need to have four GCSEs at grades 3-1 (D-F) (preferably including English and maths), although relevant experience will also be considered if you do not have these qualifications. You will also need to have a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress onto employment or further courses.

Your ability and enthusiasm is the most important factor and you will get the opportunity to demonstrate this at an audition.

This course is based around completing four projects throughout the year, so assessment is mainly of a practical nature; performances, recordings and compositions make up the majority of the evidence. There is a small element of written work such as research, keeping a reflective journal and building a portfolio of material. Functional skills, or GCSE English/maths will also be assessed if appropriate.

Our level 2 course is often a gateway to acceptance on our level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production. It will also prepare you for working in the music industry, as well as give you valuable skills in teamwork, organising events and self- promotion.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Musicians

£50,363.41

Potential salary

£14,158.93

Entry level salary

£27,732.17

Average salary

2

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