Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Level 2 Diploma

Music Performance and Production

The UAL Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production has been developed to provide an understanding of music performance and production in preparation for a career in the music industry, while at the same time giving you the opportunity to retake your GCSE qualifications in English and Maths.

The course incorporates a strong element of practical music learning, with students taking part in a variety of appropriately paced sessions which cover areas such as contextual awareness, music business, live workshops, composing, studio fundamentals and listening skills. You will develop and understand the value of research, reflection, collaboration and self-reliance, and gain the knowledge and skills needed for the successful first steps on your journey to a music industry career. On top of the music study programme, English or Maths Functional Skills GCSE subjects will also be taken.

All students will have access to the full ACM experience, which includes tapping into the knowledge and connections of our Industry Link team, attendance at exclusive masterclasses delivered by globally successful musicians, and participation in many ACM events throughout the year, such as music workshops, gigs, festivals, and much more.

The Level 2 Diploma is an ideal pathway to both Level 3 and Higher Education study, and is perfect for those who don’t currently have the qualifications needed to commence a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production at ACM Guildford / Birmingham, but would like the opportunity to progress at a later date. The programme is fully funded through the Education Funding Agency (EFA) for eligible students.

How to apply

If the Level 2 Diploma sounds exactly like what you’ve been looking for,  apply now to avoid disappointment by calling 01483 500 841 or complete our application form. 

Course Details

UAL Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production

One year

Guildford / Birmingham

Progression route on completion
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Entry Requirements

Minimum age 16

You will be expected to have at least 3 GCSEs (D or 3 grade) or equivalent level 2 qualification. Suitability for the programme will also be assessed through interview/audition.

English and Maths
If you do not have passes in English and/or Maths GCSE then opportunity will be provided to complete this alongside your core programme. Your ability will be assessed and where appropriate you may be required to first complete a Functional Skills level award.

EU applicants who have completed non-UK English and Maths qualifications will be required to provide evidence of exemption though the NARIC service (www.naric.org.uk/naric). If you are unable to provide suitable evidence then you will be required to retake Maths and English GCSE alongside your core programme.