Music Production

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Production

This one year course is designed for progressing Music Production students who wish to extend and further develop their skills and knowledge in music recording, sound production, events management and project development.  The course is predominately project led with collaborations with Music, Media and Performing Arts courses and prepares students for employment as well as Higher Education. It provides students with exciting hands on vocational learning experiences.

Reference: 61020024A
Duration: 36 Weeks
Course Dates: September 2022 - June 2023
Type: Full Time
Tutor: Mark Nicholson

Course Content

Most units are delivered and assessed through industry related projects that put students into real industry situations including:

  • Producing and launching an album or EP
  • Creation of promotional artwork
  • Organising an album or EP launch event
  • Moving image sound design and music composition

Students will have opportunities to be involved in extracurricular activities across all courses that run at the college and will be encouraged to collaborate wherever possible.

Method of Study

The course runs over 5 days with delivered sessions and individual study time includedt. Students are given time after delivery of the units delivery to expand creatively upon techniques and information shown within any resources that are available throughout the College.

Method of Assessment

You will be assessed in a mixture of different ways such as:

  • Technical Live Shows
  • Digital Productions and Portfolios
  • Demonstrations
  • Presentations
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Formal Tests
  • Observed Workshops
  • Portfolios

Entry Requirements
  • UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production
  • 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C (9-4) including Maths and English

As this is a progression course applicants should have completed the UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production at a Merit level as well as have good instrumental skills, vocal skills or demonstrable production skills.

Audition and Interview

  • Perform one piece of music on your specialist instrument to a high standard


  • Present a portfolio of work and a piece of music programming/sequencing production work to a high standard

What Can I Do Next?

A BTEC Extended Diploma is a recognised qualification that is accepted by most Higher Education Institutions as an alternative/ additional qualification to traditional A Levels.  During the Extended Diploma course students are supported through the UCAS application system to progress onto undergraduate level study. You may decide to go straight into employment at the end of your studies, and where possible industry relevant work placements are found and core functional skills are developed to the next level.

For an insight into the work of our students visit our social media pages;

Music Pages:

Youtube: Carlisle College of the Arts L3 Music
Facebook: CarlisleCollegeMusicandMusicTech
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