Art, Design & Creative Media

UAL Music/Music Technology Diploma - P065

12 Quays Full Time Level 3

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Course Details

This course concentrates on the four main areas within the music industry.

Musicianship: This is concerned with your improvement as a musician. You will develop knowledge of theory and also become a better player.

Units in this area:

  • Aural Perception Skills
  • Listening Skills for Music Technologists
  • Music Theory and Harmony
  • Music Performance Techniques

Performance: You will learn about how to choose a balanced repertoire, good practice and rehearsal schedules along with working to a timescale. You will be a member of one of the several groups that we form every year and will take part in regular performances.

Units in this area:

  • Contemporary Songwriting Techniques
  • Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble

Technology: What's the use of getting a good band together, working hard and then producing a weak demo? You will learn how to record successfully and to understand just what to use as demo material.

Units in this area:

  • Music Production Techniques
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques

Industry: Who does what in the music industry? Learn about why you need a manager or an agent, what the A&R department will do for you, the benefits and pitfalls that await artists and (most importantly) how to earn money from your music.

Units in this area:

  • The Sound and Music Industry
Entry Guidelines
  • Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old.
  • 4 GCSE passes at Grade 4/C or above or satisfactory completion of the BTEC 1st Diploma.
  • Aptitude for/or established interest in popular music or experience in popular music in a professional or semi-professional capacity.
  • A satisfactory interview, assessment and reference.

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

Own instrument required e.g. guitar or drumsticks if a drummer.

Where can I progress to?

Employment in music related industries; Professional musician. Further/Higher Education opportunities include entry to Higher Education.

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Starting 4th September 2019 - Ending - 28th June 2020REF P065L001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £5250.00

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Wednesday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
Thursday 09:00 — 14:00 12 Quays
Friday 12:30 — 16:00 12 Quays

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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