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Overview

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music will give you the opportunity to develop your skills either as a performer or as a music technologist. This course is suitable for those who would like to work in the music industry or develop their skills. You will study and practice in well-equipped music technology suites, rehearsal rooms and recording studios, and have the option to develop your skills in the areas you have the most interest in.

Course description

As part of the course you will develop a music product of your choice, either a performance (musician/vocalist) or a sound recording (music technologist). It is suitable if you are interested in the performance aspect of music or the more technical and production element. You will gain the specialist knowledge and understanding of creating and developing music of your choice.

You will learn about working in the music industry, giving you a broad knowledge of the employment opportunities, and the types of jobs there are. You will also gain an understanding of your professional development within the industry, whether you are interested in a career as a studio engineer or a musician or composer, you will find out what the music industry has to offer you and how you can get there.

Taught by tutors who are passionate about music and are working in the industry themselves, you will get first hand advice and information about working in the industry. We have visits from industry experts and artists. We have an impressive 350 seat auditorium that is used for performances and visiting artists. You will be assessed throughout the course by assignments and coursework.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Music production or performance
  • Computer music production
  • Recording
  • Working in the music industry
  • Professional development in the music industry
  • Planning and creating a music product
  • Employability skills

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £900.00 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.