To start on this course, you need:
At least 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, preferably including English and maths
a relevant Level 2 qualification, including English and maths requirements.
(If you will not have the above qualifications, you may be able to start on a Level 2 Music Technology course instead, before applying to move on to this Level 3 course).
If English is not your first language, please click here for IELTS requirements.
Students will be using industry standard equipment and software provided by
Northbrook College with its 50+ iMac Pro computers and 20+
soundproof recording/performance studios, Pioneer 2000 Nexus DJ equipment
as well as the legendary Technics 1210 turntables. The course is aimed at developing skills using the industry’s
leading equipment and software, including:
- Apple Logic Pro Studio X
- Ableton Live 9
- Native Instruments Komplete (which includes NI Massive Synth)
- Serato Scratch Live (taught using
If you have less that grade C/4 in GCSE English or Maths, you will also study that subject at college.
After 1 year, you can achieve a
UAL Diploma in Music Performance and Production. This means that you can progress on to the Extended Diploma course (below).
After 2 years you can achieve a UAL Extended Diploma in
Music Performance and Production.
This is equivalent to 3 A Levels. This means you
can apply for university level courses or seek
work in the music and entertainment industry.
You will be assessed through a range of assignments linked to the course units. The methods of assessment vary from unit to unit but all include practical elements and there are no exams except for short Key Skill tests. Other modes of assessment include gigs, workshops, recordings, written work and presentations.
Funding & Financial Support