UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Music
5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A*- C) preferably including both English & maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or above. You will be invited for an interview and audition, plus prior experience of playing an instrument is desirable.
Who is the course for
Turn your passion for performing music into an exciting and rewarding career. In this UAL course, we look at the skills and strengths that you bring and develop them, helping you to reach your full potential. This course is designed with the “360 degree” approach which means that you will be developing yourself in several different fields to become a rounded professional, proficient enough to undertake roles in areas such as music performance, production, song writing or business. This approach is what will make you an employable musician in today’s challenging industry.
This course consists of the following units:
- Rehearsal and performance skills
- Create music using computers
- Musical composition
- Music industry
- MIDI sequencing using Logic Pro X
- Music technology in performance sound engineering.
You will be taught in both a classroom-based environment, as well as in our state-of-the-art music studios.
How is the course assessed
You will develop as both a performer and as a music producer, collaborating with other members of your group on different projects throughout the year. Projects will take many forms, including composing music for Encyclopaedia Britannica, creating your own single/EP for internet release, performing original and cover material as a band in local venues and take a role as sound engineer in the drama and dance productions. You will focus on developing your own role throughout the year and this will lead to your final project where you will be asked to sum up all the previous skills learned.
Where next - Further Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma course or degree at college or university. The majority of our students go to the best universities in the country for music and music technology including Leeds College of Music and Leeds Beckett University. We also have a collaboration agreement with University of West London and Bucks New University for those who want to stay local.
Where next - Job Opportunities
Students may gain employment in the music industry in a number of roles, as an aspiring musician, a music technologist, sound engineer, crew or composer/producer.
Last updated: 31 October 2018
How to Apply
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- Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
- Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.
When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.