Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
Based within the exciting and vibrant creative industries department, this highly practical course will provide you with the skills to transform your passion into a career. You can choose to focus on performance, song writing and production and explore ways of releasing your music as a recording artist. Your journey to a creative career in the music industry starts here.
- Learn in state-of-the-art, dedicated music studios, rehearsal rooms and professional theatre
- Industry-grade recording studios and equipment
- Tutors with professional industry experience
- Excellent links to the music industry
- Opportunities to collaborate with other creative pathways in industry-based project
To start at this level, you need at least four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths, and evidence of musical ability.
Additional requirements. If you do not have the above grades, you can start on the Level 2 course.
After one year at Level 3, most students move on to the second year to gain the Extended Diploma.
This prepares you to go on to university degree courses in music performance.
- Live performer/recording artist/session musician
- Music composer and/or producer (for a range of media, soundtracks, film and games)/songwriter
- Music producer/event promoter
You will be assessed throughout your course via practical activity observations, academic coursework and industry placements. Assessments are based around ‘real-life’ projects and industry or workplace scenarios including work experience. Your final grade will be awarded as pass, merit or distinction.
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.