90 or 180 Credit Course
Achieve a 90-credit diploma in your first year of study then top up to 180 credits on the extended diploma in the second year. The extended diploma gives you much more detail on the subject — it's the same as three A-levels and is a great route into university. If you already have 90 credits from another college, you can choose to top up to the extended diploma with just one year of study.
Whether this is your first course with us or you're building on the skills picked up in our Level 2 diploma, you'll get the skills and support you need to get to degree level or a job in performing arts. You'll explore and develop your creativity. The course moves you from general to more specialised study.
You'll take part in live performances inside and outside the College. And you'll have a Gigajam account to help you record, compose and improvise music - and to give you additional qualifications.
Continuous assessment through written work and productions. All assessment is based on the rehearsal and performance process in your individual production company.
Four GCSEs A*-C with English at A*-D; OR a relevant Level 2 diploma at least at merit plus English assessed by us to be at an appropriate level. You'll also have an audition (monologue or dance solo) in order to make sure the course is a good match for you.
For international students, you will need an IELTS score of 5.5 (minimum 5.0 in each section) or equivalent. Find out more in the international pages.
Your course kit will include some t-shirts to perform in ('rehearsal blacks') and also tickets for excursions to theatre and other performances to help you learn from the professionals. We use our College discount to give you a kit of greater value than the cost. Payment may also be assessed on your circumstances.
From the 90-credit diploma, move up to the extended diploma. From the extended diploma, we have a progression arrangement with the prestigious UAL or you could progress to a HNC and HND or degree course in performing arts, go on to drama school or work as a performer or in backstage roles.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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Music Production and Performance