Art, Design, Creative Media & Music

UAL Music/Music Technology Diploma - P065

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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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
  • This course is a study programme for students aged 16-18 years.
  • 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.
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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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:

If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply.

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

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.

Fee : £5250.00

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

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