Music Performance Level 3 (17/18)

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance is a highly popular, industry-lead course, which offers learners the opportunity to develop the skillset and knowledge to work within music industry. Learners study under industry specialist staff, who have many years experience in writing, performing, recording and releasing music in a wide range of genres and our staff are currently professionally active. Working in the music industry today requires a wide range of skills and many professional musicians are successful because they are competent in multiple areas of the industry. Our course recognises this and as well as studying performance and technique classes to improve your instrumental or vocal abilities, you will also study Music History, Music Business and Music Production. The Level 3 Extended Diploma Music Performance is aimed at learners of all ages and levels of experience that have ability or experience in Music Performance. You will be expected to perform in different genres such as Rock; Pop; Prog; Folk; Acoustic; Electronic etc. Creativity is actively encouraged and supported and we expect our learners to be able to work both independently and with others, forming different bands depending on the needs of your performances. During your time with us you will study across our dedicated music performance and practice suites and two professional Digital Recording Studios.

    4 GCSEs at grade C or above. Experience or ability in any music performance area.
  • Where does this course lead to?
    Many of our learners progress on to our HND Performance or onto other University courses.
  • What Qualifications will be Gained?
    Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (1 Year) Level 3 Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners (2 Year)
  • Other Information:
    The course can be studied as a 1 year 90 credit subsidiary, which can allow mature students (19+) a quicker entry route onto our HND in Creative Music Technology.
  • Exam Board:
    Course related careers include: Professional Performing Musician/Vocalist Session Musician/Vocalist Songwriter Arranger Record Label Management Artist Management Studio Engineer Music Producer


Start Date : Sept 2017 End Date : June 2019 Fee : Learners are responsible for their own instruments and associated hardware/leads/cables etc.
Day : Monday Time : 16.5 hours per week Fee Description : Learners are responsible for their own instruments and associated hardware/leads/cables etc. Microphones are provided in performance and rehearsal rooms however we advise vocalists purchase their own microphones and mic cables. Staff can advise on purchases after the course starts. Duration : 2 years (or possible 1 year)
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