Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Music | Music Production | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0335-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production Level 3 Awarding Body: UAL

Why this course?

Transform your passion for music into a career with this exciting course, designed to develop a range of creative music production skills.

Based in our state-of-the-art recording studio complex and taught by music industry professionals, you will experience studio recording, mixing, computer-based composition and sound for TV and computer games, as well as learning about the music industry.

You can also get involved in our student radio, record labels and gigs.

Start dates

September 2020 Apply

Open events

Come along to one our open events to find out more about studying at the MET. You will be able to tour our facilities, meet our tutors, watch demonstrations and speak to current students.

These events take place in October and November from 5-7pm.

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who 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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Entry requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths.

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

If you have the required grades and experience in the subject, you may be eligible for the fast track course.

Entry requirements

Course content

Year 1 (Diploma)

  • Studio recording and practice
  • Composition with Logic Pro X
  • Sound design for film
  • Mixing techniques
  • Producing demos
  • Ableton Live
  • Collaborative music project

Year 2 (Extended Diploma)

  • Chosen specialist areas
  • Event management
  • Final major project
  • Sound design for games
  • Advanced studio skills
  • Ableton Live
  • Live sound techniques

Why this course at the MET?

• 20+ high tech recording/performance studios

• 70+ iMacs with industry leading software

• Music industry-experienced teachers

• Department rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted

Northbrook MET 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 MET 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.

What's next?

After successfully completing the Level 3 Diploma, you can progress to the Extended Diploma. On completion of the Extended Diploma, you can go on to university level, either at the MET or at other universities.

Future careers:

  • Producer/Performer
  • Studio engineer
  • Composer for film/TV/games/web
  • Live sound engineer
  • Music teacher
What's next?

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they 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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