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Level 2 Diploma in Music Production & Performance (UAL)

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £1,896*
  • Duration of course 1 year (36 weeks)
  • Course type Full-time (16-18s)
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

Will the course give me what I want?

Course content

You will take part in a variety of projects linked to Music performance and Music production, through practical workshops, performances and rehearsals, recordings, sequencing projects, lectures and classroom taught sessions as well as independent study. Topics may include Composition, Production techniques, Music Performance Techniques, Music Business, Listening Skills and Working as a Musical Ensemble.

​You will be able to choose whether to specialise as a Musician or a Music Technologist.

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

Progression into Level 3 Music Production or Music Performance Diploma course

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


6 – 8 hours per week of 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:

  • Be aged 16-19
  • Have minimum achievement 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language or equivalent Functional Skills Literacy qualification


  • Level 1 qualification at Merit or above with Functional Skills literacy Level E3 or L1
  • You will take an initial assessment at the interview and will need to achieve a score of Level 1 in order 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


Mathematics level

GCSE Maths at D or above is not essential, but desirable.

Equipment and

other costs


Access to your own instrument if you are a performer would be desirable. 

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.