Music | UAL Professional Diploma in Performance | Level 4

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Course Code: FE0765-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: West Durrington Campus Qualification: UAL Level 4 Professional Diploma in Performance - Music Awarding Body: UAL Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Why this course?

This course is intended as a professional foundation in music performance and/or production practices and will provide you with an opportunity to stretch and refine your practical skills ready for your next step into training or industry. It is available as a one-year full-time course giving access into employment and will open up the possibility of further progression to university. It could be of interest to the in the industry wanting a recognised qualification in line with their experience. 

The course is focused on career development and professional mentoring; You will identify an area of your practice that you want to develop, and build a portfolio of work that shows your progress. You'll have access to;

  • Industry-standard facilities 
  • Collaborative working
  • Flexible learning programme
  • Specialist training 

Start dates

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Qualifications required

To start at this level, you need to have successfully completed a related Extended Diploma or equivalent (A-Levels).

About this course

With each timetable designed in discussion with individual students, you can access specialist classes across various pathways in both theatre and music to maximise your skills and develop new ones ready for your next step. The course culminates in performance opportunities in one of our four on-site venues and further afield. 

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Course units

Topics include:

  • Collaborative working
  • Performance skills
  • Audience preparation
  • Repertoire 

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After this course

Further study

On successful completion of the Professional Diploma, you can begin your performance career or progress to a university-level course, either at the MET or other drama schools or universities.

Future careers

  • Actor/musical theatre performer
  • Actor/musician
  • Musician/Songwriter
  • Musical director
  • Vocal coach
After this course

Course costs

This course is free (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.

Subsidised fees 

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here

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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.

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