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


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.


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


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.