Is this course right for me?

Are you passionate about music? Would you like a career in the music industry?

This course gives you a valuable insight into the music and music technology sector. You will learn topics such as: how to plan and create a music product, and how to work as a musician, both solo and as part of a group. 

You will learn how to record and produce music, and you will explore relevant computer software that is used in the music industry.

It will also help to develop a range of practical skills and techniques, preparing you for work and study at an advanced level. This will include looking at a range of music and computer-based topics, as well as studying popular music performance and recording.

As part of this course, you will be awarded the UAL Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production.

Entry requirements:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D or above and 1 GCSE at grade E, to include GCSE Mathematics and English or Welsh (1st Language) at grade D or E
  • or
  • Level 1 Diploma pass in a relevant subject
  • Attendance at an interview

Delivery:

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical sessions and workshops
  • Classroom activities
  • Group work, as a whole class or in specialist groups
  • Self-directed study
  • Personal tutorials
  • Google Classroom

Throughout the course, you will benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, which will vary by campus. These include recording studios, musical instruments, mixing facilities, live rooms, Mac digital manipulation suites, practice rooms, and student lounges.

Assessment:

The programme will be assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Practical and written assessments/assignments
  • Presentations and demonstrations
  • Portfolios and logbooks of activities
  • Performance and observation

Progression:

Completion of this course gives you a range of options in education and employment.

Many students will choose to progress onto a relevant Level 3 course within Grŵp Llandrillo Menai. This will continue to develop your professional and creative skills at a more advanced level. You could also choose to apply for a course in a different subject area.

You could progress onto a number of advanced Level 3 courses at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, including:

  • Music and Music Technology Level 3

You will also have potential employment opportunities within the music industry, the creative industries and the technology sector either directly or after additional education. This includes careers as a musician, producer, broadcast engineer, entertainment manager, composer or teacher.