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The Professional Performance and Production in Music Diploma Level 3

The Professional Performance and Production diploma in Music is a brand-new course for 2021!

Based at our Sutton Coldfield College, this two-year course provides a varied and in-depth knowledge which will prepare you for a range of careers in the Music industry.
You will develop practical skills in performance whilst forming a solid grasp of music theory and compositional techniques. This course also offers a glimpse into the world of Music production and technology, preparing you for work both on and off-stage.
If you have the ambition to become a professional instrumentalist or session musician, or perhaps have the passion to work in music production for TV, film and radio – this is the course for you!

Course Info

Level 3 - Advanced
Subject Area
Music, Performance & Production Arts
Course Type
16-19 Full-Time
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and maths. Alternatively you will need a level 2 Diploma in a related subject at a merit or distinction grade.

Delivery and Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including your contribution to: practical work, presentations, essays, journals, blogs, tutor interviews, group discussions, live performances, recorded performances, multi-track recordings, computer based compositions and technical demonstrations.


This course leads into a variety of higher education courses - degrees or HNDs where you can continue to study your chosen field.