Music | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma in Festival, Event and Artists Management | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0294-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Entry requirements: This level is for students who have already achieved at least four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. See the entry requirements tab above for other requirements. Qualification: UAL Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Performance and Production Arts Awarding Body: UAL

Why this course?

A band playing a gig on a stage outside

Festivals and events come in all different shapes and sizes and can be found in venues from theatres and stadiums, to fields and beaches. This exciting course will help you to plan, promote and produce events in the theatre, art and music sectors. Based within the exciting and vibrant creative industries department that covers all those sectors, you will work alongside our venue coordinators to learn through real-world scenarios to promote, manage and curate exciting projects and to develop industry networks.

Key Features
  • Tutors with professional industry experience and links
  • Plan and organise your own events and learn how to market and promote artists and events
  • Access to industry-grade, state-of-the-art equipment and a range of onsite venues including a professional 160-seat theatre



Photography Credit: Indy Brewer and Course Website: Metfest

Student Testimonials

Start dates

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Entry requirements

Qualifications required

To start at this level, you need at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths. 

Additional requirements

If you do not have the above grades, you can start on the Level 2 introductory course

Entry requirements

About this course

Northbrook College is highly regarded in the music industry as a provider of excellent training.

The MET's music department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and producers involved in the region's exciting music scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential. Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook College is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the music courses running alongside theatre arts and art & design courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

Drummer adjusting microphone for the drumkit

Course units

Topics include:

  • Event management
  • Media and press skills
  • Website and social media
  • Venue co ordination
  • Artist development
  • Funding the arts
  • Intercultural connections
  • Stage management
  • Live sound

Festival management

After this course

Further study

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 music business and management. 

Future careers

  • Event production
  • Artist, record label and tour management
  • Booking agent
  • Marketing and promotion for events


Work experience

Work experience or work related experience enables you to develop links with employers, and put all of your skills, knowledge and experience into practice. It provides excellent portfolio content where you can demonstrate how you have taken your learning and applied it in a real setting. This will ensure you have a professional portfolio and provides the extra engagement employers and universities want to see.  

Work experience can take a variety of forms such as work with an external company or work related experience working on live projects e.g. commissioned work from an internal or external client.

Your tutors will help and support you to find work experience however, you may wish to use your own contacts to secure your placement.

We encourage all of our students to take part in volunteering – this is great for your CV and demonstrates your willingness to give back something to your community.

Course costs

You do not have to pay fees if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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