Music Production

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Production

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Music Production - UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma SF-MUTE3E-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study

Academic Year 2021-22 (2 years)

Examination board
University of the Arts London (UAL)

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The UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Production has been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress into the music production, creative and digital industries, as a career or at degree level.

Many students may have identified a specific career in the creative industries that they wish to progress into, these include:

  • Recording engineer
  • Music producer
  • Songwriter
  • Live sound engineer
  • Events manager

AMP (Art Music Media Performance) has a professional studio, three specialist music rehearsal suites, three rooms equipped
with Apple Macs running Logic Pro X, plus an acoustically engineered recording and recital room.

We have excellent links within the industry, giving you access to seminars and guest speakers. You will leave the academy with the
confidence to pursue your own career in the music industry.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either English Language or athematics. You do not necessarily have to play an instrument, as you could be pursuing a different route within the creative industries.

This course is delivered over two years and will enable students to develop a portfolio of work that could support progression into a range of Higher Education courses.

Year one units:

  • Principles of music performance
  • Critical listening and music composition
  • Music industry and professional practice
  • Critical and contextual music awareness
  • Music production in context
  • Music performance in context
  • Preparation for specialist study
  • Collaborative music project

Year two units:

  • Developing music
  • Exploration of specialist study
  • Preparation for progression into Higher Education or employment
  • Extended project proposal
  • Extended project

Please note all units are mandatory in both year one and two.

You will be taught by music industry professionals who are both qualified lecturers and specialists in their discipline. The course programme uses practical teaching methods to develop essential skills. Classroom and homework activities will help you discover fundamental aspects of the music industry and other music related areas.  Students will be required to work independently and within groups.  Working with your lecturers you will reflect and contextualise the content within each unit, acknowledging and identifying the evidence which meets the learning outcomes.

You will be continually assessed in all the units on the course. Work is both practical in nature with written assignments required to support this. Evidence is gathered in both written and video form, with end of year units being assessed to give the overall final grade.

Many students progress on to Higher Education
to study at degree level. Alternatively, you could
go straight into the music industry. You may also use the qualification to access other degrees/employment in areas such as media, film and television, broadcasting, acoustics, events/music management, music tuition, live sound and other disciplines that are not directly related to music.

We have extensive local links within the industry many of which are owned by or employ Alumni. Examples include: Victorious Festival, The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth Cultural Trust, Record Labels, Media & the Gaming Industry, Audio & Visual Companies.


The music department here are extremely professional and helped me fulfil my potential.

Hywel Brace