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Music and Music Technology Level 3

Key Details

  • Available at:
    Bangor, Rhos-on-Sea
  • Study Mode:
  • Course Length:

    2 years

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Music and Music Technology Level 3

Full-time (Further Education)


Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop or Chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

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

This course covers key areas of digital sound and music technology, including sound design, sound production and sound recording. It allows you to gain a valuable insight into the music technology industry.

The course provides a practical, work-related qualification, and you will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations. It develops your knowledge and skills, and helps you to progress into a related career or Higher Education course. You will develop skills suitable for many careers, both in the music industry and in other areas.

As part of this course, you will be awarded the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production.

Entry Criteria

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, preferably to include English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths
  • A relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass
  • Relevant industry experience

You will also require an attendance level of 86% in your previous year of study.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.

Places on the programme are subject to interview and audition.


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.

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits and/or
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate
Welsh Baccalaureate

Welsh Baccalaureate is a valuable qualification which is often studied alongside your Level 3 full-time course.

The qualification is graded A*-E, carrying the equivalent UCAS points at Level 3, and equips you with transferable personal and business skills. It is highly regarded by universities and employers alike.

As part of the qualification, you will learn about Global Citizenship, Enterprise and Employability and take part in community engagement and work experience.

Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

Maths & Welsh/English

If you don't achieve a C or above in Maths and/ or English/Welsh, we will support you to retake these subjects as part of your study programme.


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

  • Internal assessment will be ongoing through the course, with practical projects, assignments, personal tutorials, and performances
  • You will also have projects or assignments at the end of each module
  • The assessment will be carried out by the course team, by yourself, and by your work experience provider.


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

The qualification will contribute to your UCAS points, and allow you to apply for a range of Higher Education courses at many institutions. This includes Music and Music Technology degrees, as well as various other subjects.

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

Other details

Course type: Full-time (Further Education)

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • Music and Music Technology


This programme is available bilingually at the following campus(es):

  • Bangor

Music and Music Technology

Learn more about this area and see our course level guide:

Music and Music Technology

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