Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Live Sound & Event Production - Level 3 (UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma)

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Course Code: FE0332-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 2 Years Awarding Body: UAL

Course aims

This course is ideal if you are interested in sound engineering and technical support for events such as gigs, festivals, clubs and theatres. You will work in our state-of-the-art studios, learning sound  engineering and music production techniques. You will work in The Northbrook Theatre for staging and basic lighting.

You will also study the music industry, looking at safety and legal aspects.

Entry requirements

To join this Level 3 course, you should have at least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and maths. 

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

Entry requirements

Course content

• Studio production

• Sound engineering

• Theatre sound boards

• Live event practice

• The music industry

Why this course at the MET?

• State-of-the-art studios

• Tutors with professional industry experience

• Industry grade hardware and software

• Professionally equipped theatre

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.

You can progress to university level, either at the MET or at other universities. Northbrook MET degrees include Music Production, Music Business & Management or Music Performance.

Future careers:

  • Live sound engineer
  • Sound technician
  • Event manager

Potential Careers


Typical Tasks:

  • Conceives and writes original music.
  • Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.
  • Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.
  • Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
  • Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

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ENTRY £25,019

AVERAGE £36,777


Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Mathematics

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