Popular Music Performance
UAL Level 3 Diploma
The course includes instrumental workshops. You will be required to rehearse with other budding musicians, working towards assessed performances throughout the two year programme.
- Type of study
- Examination board
- University of the Arts London (UAL)
Availability & Details
Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Mathematics, as well as an audition that requires you to demonstrate that you are advanced enough on your instrument/voice to start rehearsing with a band.
On this two year course at HSDC South Downs, you will study the following units:
- Working and developing as a music ensemble
- Composing music and pop music in practice
The course will contain practical and theoretical elements, as well as performances.
You will be continually assessed on Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria in all the units on the course. Much of the work is practical in nature but written assignments are required to support this. There is no final examination.
You have to supply your own guitar but keyboards, drums, microphones and amps are all supplied.
On completion of the course alongside your other qualifications, you will be able to progress to relevant Higher Education courses, into the music industry or onto an Apprenticeship.
Future Career Opportunities
My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.Edward Smith, BTEC student
I would say it’s a college that really balances academia with fun, there is lots of extra-curricular stuff that you can get involved in. It has a really good work/life balance.Laura Hagedorn, A Level student
My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.Erin Morgan, BTEC student