Art, Design, Creative Media & Music

UAL Music Diploma - P079

12 Quays Full Time Level 1 Duration 36 weeks

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This Level 1 Diploma in Music provides opportunities for you to explore and develop your creativity, while enhancing self-confidence and revealing the potential career demands and opportunities within the music industry.

Course Details

This programme is designed to offer a wide range of music experiences, developing the foundation skills and theory in the following:

  • Rehearsing
  • Performing
  • Recording
  • Producing
  • Sequencing
  • Composing

You will use a variety of equipment, materials, skills and techniques and gain experiences in presenting work to an audience. In the first term you will be introduced to the fundamental elements that develop and support a music, performing and production project. The second term provides you with an opportunity to specialise in two of the areas listed above, while developing the essential skills needed to communicate ideas to an audience. Finally, during the third term you will carry out a final major project in an area of your choice, using skills you have developed throughout the programme. The Level 1 Diploma is made up of seven units and prepares students for progression onto the Level 2 Music Diploma or other Level 2 programmes.

Entry Guidelines
  • This is a study programme for students who are 16-18 years.
  • 3 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above or relevant Entry Level qualification.
  • Satisfactory interview and audition (to assess motivation and ability). No formal qualification in music is required.
  • Satisfactory reference or school report.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144

Equipment Required

To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Musical Instrument Equipment (e.g. drum sticks, guitar strings, sheet music etc.) £60 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021

Assessment Method

Students are assessed through a range of practical projects, coursework and a final major project.

Additional Information

This programme is suitable for beginners and those with some previous experience

Where can I progress to?

Level 2 Diploma in Music. Performing and Production Arts

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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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