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Level 3 Diploma - Extended Diploma in Music Production (UAL)

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £4,117 per year*
  • Duration of course Diploma – 1 year (36 weeks) Extended Diploma – 2 years (72 weeks)
  • Course type Full-time (16-18s); Part-time (Adults)
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

The course will give you an insight into several music related areas of opportunity and develop your technical understanding and skills in the following areas:

·       Sound Recording Techniques (analogue and digital)
·       Music Sequencing Skills
·       Music Industry and Marketing

We have a state of the art professional analogues and digital recording studio (SSL Desk- Pro Tools HD) and MAC suites with industry standard Music production software (Logic, Pro Tools)

The course is delivered as two one-year programmes:

Year 1 – Diploma

Year 2 – Extended Diploma

Students are expected to satisfactorily complete the Diploma programme in order to progress onto the Extended Diploma in the second year.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Progression into higher education study on HNC or HND Music Production at City of Westminster College

UCAS applications to HE institutions to study HND/HNC, Foundation Degree or BA(Hons) courses or possible career opportunities in Music Recording, Film & TV, Video Editing, Live Sound Engineering, Systems Installation, Sound Design for Theatre & Film and Broadcast Sound for the Internet, TV & Radio.

Apprenticeship programmes within the Creative Sector subject to successful applications.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a variety of practical techniques classes, practical workshops, group seminars and lectures.

How will I be assessed? 

You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments and through giving presentations. Practical assessment will include some public performances but also in-class presentation and workshop assessment.  

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc

 Approximately 6 to 8 hours per week independent learning.

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

To be a successful applicant to our programmes in Media and Sonic Arts you should have the following qualifications:

  • You will have a minimum 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language Or
  • A Level 2 qualification at Merit or above with Functional Skills Literacy qualification at Level 2
  • At interview you will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to this area of work.
  • You will take an Initial Assessment at interview, which you will need to pass at Level 2 to gain access to the course.

All courses are subject to a successful and positive reference from a previous tutor or employer.

Expected prior knowledge

Experience of music production or performance

English level

GCSE C or above

Mathematics le


​Level 2 Maths is desirable, but not essential.

Equipment and other costs

No equipment required, but access to home computer beneficial

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.

* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.