Music student singing and playing guitar on stage

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production

  • CODE
    Full time
    2 Years
    University of the Arts London
  • Free tuition for students under 19 on 31 August prior to start date
  • Advanced Learner Loans available to students aged 19 or over
You will develop your musical identity and broaden your musical repertoire, giving you the skills to confidently progress into the many different fields that the music business offers.

In year 1 you will work towards the Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance & Production, if you achieve this you can progress on to year two and work towards the Extended Diploma.

Alongside instrument tuition, we cover the music business, theory and history, composition and songwriting, to ensure you have the opportunities to develop a comprehensive set of skills.

This culminates in a major music production, where you publicly perform music and songs written by you and your band members.

This course is designed for people who are serious about having a professional music career, and focuses on ensuring you have the practical skills and knowledge of the music industries required for success. This course will prepare you for progression into higher education or employment in the music industry.

Progress into higher education or employment in the music industry.
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You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4, including English and maths or a Level 2 First Diploma in Music at Merit or Distinction, with C/4 Grade GCSE in English and maths.

You will be required to attend an interview and complete a task and audition to demonstrate your level of ability.

Your enrolment depends on a positive recommendation or reference from your school or tutor.