Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Taunton campus

Who is the course for?

This course is a dynamic mix of practical and academic study in which you will learn about performing, the music industry, and the use of computer music systems to compose, record and develop your own sound. Depending on whether you choose a music performance or music technology pathway, you will develop skills in your chosen instrument, audio editing, sampling, recording, performing and keyboard proficiency.

What does the course involve?

Units of study include:

  • Setting up computers for music technology
  • Composing music
  • Recording other musicians
  • Rehearsal techniques
  • The music industry

Entry Requirements

You need a minimum of four GCSEs at grade A* - E or 9 - 3, as well as an audio file of your work to bring to your interview. 

You don’t have to be a musician to study for this qualification, though it would help.

What are the assessment methods?

Your work will be assessed through practical and written work. Teaching is supportive and you gain experience by being recorded and aired on a local radio station.

How long is the course?

One year.

What are the progression options?

On successful completion of this course, you could progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance or Music Production.

Awarding Body


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