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UAL Level 2 Diploma in Music Production (SCQF L5)

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Aug 2023

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Course overview

The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 2 Diploma in Music Production (SCQF Level 5), has replaced our previous L5 Sound Production course.

Upon completion of the course, students will achieve the internationally recognised and highly regarded UAL Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production – following a specialised Music Production pathway.

The UAL Level 2 Award in Music Production has been developed to provide learners with an understanding of music production as a collaborative activity and prepare them for the reality of the sector and the paths available to them.

The qualification has been designed for learners who have an interest in music production and wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience.

It has been designed to incorporate a strong element of vocational learning to provide learners with the understanding, knowledge and skills identified as necessary for future progression and employment, underpinned by the broad transferrable skills that will enable learners to demonstrate qualities of adaptability, self-reliance, collaboration, dependability, imagination and creativity.

The structure of the qualification allows learners to develop practical skills and theoretical understanding and, through a process of reiteration and reinforcement, develop effective working practices that will provide support for creativity across a range of stimulating and increasingly demanding activities.

The final unit will require the learner to demonstrate the ability to use their skills, knowledge and understanding to successfully complete a collaborative assignment that requires greater self-direction in preparation for study at a more advanced educational level.

(Course subject to approval)

What you will learn

Course units

  • Introduction to music performance
  • Introduction to music production
  • Listening skills for music performance and production
  • Exploring music composition
  • Contextual research for music performance and production
  • Music performance skills and practice
  • Music production skills and practice
  • Music performance and production project

How the course is assessed

  • As a project-based course, to best reflect industry practice, the course is mainly assessed through the completion of several integrated projects (rather than tests and exams).
  • Projects will be completed at various points of the year and submitted using relevant mixed-media portfolios, performances, and creative products such as recordings, videos and session files.
  • In addition to ongoing continuous assessment of project work, formative assessment forms a large part of the course with tutorial and feedback sessions taking place on a weekly basis. 

Number of days per week

  • 2.5 days per week with additional time allocated for self-directed study

Entry requirements

  • Four qualifications at SCQF Level 4
  • A basic understanding of sound production

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • After completing your application you be contacted by a member of the course team for an informal online interview - this will also give you the opportunity to ask any further questions

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5 (Where English is not the first language)

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Production

Career options

  • Sound designer
  • Sound engineer
  • Music producer

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 28/08/23 42 Weeks

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