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Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production Level 3

Level 3

Key Facts

Level:Level 3

Full-time/part-time:Full time

Duration:2 years

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:SPL0199AA1

If you want to pursue a career as a musician, sound engineer or producer this is an excellent place to start! The two Year UAL Level 3 course in music will provide you with the skills and knowledge to progress into higher education or the music business. The UAL music course is designed to suit a wide range of musicians from drummers and guitarists, to vocalists and brass players. You will learn about the history of popular music, the music industry, music theory and music production, whilst being encouraged to compose and perform in genres of your choosing.

The emphasis in Year 1 is focused on building your skills as a musician and developing your confidence for live performances. You will be introduced to music technology and be able to create and edit tracks. You will also look at musical styles and explore well known songs as well having the chance to write your own material. You will perform as a band and as a solo artist if you wish.
Year 2 is designed to build on these skills and techniques to enable you to create your own recording projects, set up a label, perform gigs at a variety of venues and prepare music for publication. You will meet a variety of industry professionals and have support to plan your career.

Throughout your two years of study you will be taught by experienced music professionals who are all involved with the music industry at large as producers, performers, composers & session musicians.
The Lincoln College music course has a very high acceptance rate into music colleges such as BIMM, Goldsmiths & Leeds College of Music. Past students are currently pursuing a multitude of successful careers including session work, touring, journalism & production.

You will be based in our own dedicated performance space which has a 180-seater theatre, dressing rooms, dance studios, rehearsal rooms, recording studio, MAC suite and technical theatre workshop.
You will need 5 GCSE’s preferably including English Language (minimum Grade 4) or equivalent qualifications and a proven ability in Music. You will be required to attend an interview, where you have an audition. You are also required to provide a reference (from an employer or recent school/college report).
There is no exam. Coursework is all internally assessed through a combination of interim and formal assessments at the end of each project. The final project in each year is graded pass, merit or distinction. The qualification is equivalent to achieving 3 A levels and recognized by universities and music schools.

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