Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Music Performance - Level 3 (UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma)

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Course Code: FE0334-1C 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 for aspiring musicians who want to turn their enthusiasm for music into a profession. You will develop skills and knowledge in music performance, theory, business, production and  instrument techniques.

Our industry-experienced teachers will develop your confidence through practical group work as well as theoretical lessons, helping you into the music business.

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, and evidence of musical ability. 

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

Entry requirements

Course content

Year 1 (Diploma)

  • Session skills
  • Music theory
  • Production and recording with Logic
  • Instrument tuition
  • Showcase performances
  • Personal artistic development
  • Specialist assignments and projects
  • Music business and promotion
  • High profile gig/festival performances

Year 2 (Extended Diploma)

  • Personal artistic development
  • Specialist assignments and projects
  • Music business and promotion
  • High profile gig/festival performances

Why this course at the MET?

• State-of-the-art recording studios

• Courses designed and run by music industry professionals 

• Industry-leading 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.

Further study

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

Brighton MET also offers an FdA/BA degree in Creative Music Production.

Further study
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Musician

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.

Industry Insights

104 Available opportunities -1.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £25,019

AVERAGE £36,777

POTENTIAL £66,495

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

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