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UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Production (SCQF L6)

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2023

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Course overview

The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Music Production (SCQF Level 6), has replaced our previous NC L6 Sound Production course.

Upon completion of the course, students will achieve the internationally recognised and highly regarded UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production – following a specialised Music Production pathway.

The course is an exciting pathway into the world of music production. You will learn how to create and produce your own music from start to finish, developing skills in recording, mixing, mastering and production.

The course is ideal for any budding music producers, studio engineers, live sound operators, film/tv sound recordists and sound designers for games but also enables students with opportunities to perform live as well. The course will provide you with the skills to start your career in the music industry, whilst developing your confidence in music and audio production.

The UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Production has been designed to provide learners with the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of music production disciplines. It has been designed for students who have an interest in music production, and wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience.

Many students will have identified a specific career in the creative industries that they wish to progress to (e.g. producer, engineer, etc.), using this qualification to build on skills and knowledge acquired via Level 2 qualifications such as the UAL Level 2 Music Production or SQA National 5.

(course subject to approval)

What you will learn

Course Units

  • Principles of music performance and production
  • Critical listening and music composition
  • Music industry and professional practice
  • Critical and contextual awareness for music performance and production
  • Music production in context
  • Music performance in context
  • Preparation for specialist study in music performance and production
  • Collaborative music performance 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 an additional time allocated for self-directed study

Entry requirements

  • Two qualifications at SCQF Level 5 preferably in Music/Music Technology, Media or Computing 
  • Core at SCQF Level 4

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 isn't the first language)

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • HND Sound Production with progression onto 1 year BA (Hons) Audio Production 
  • HND Music Business with progression onto 1 year BA (Hons) Music Business
  • University courses

Career options

  • Sound Designer
  • Producer
  • Sound Engineer

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 28/08/23 41 Weeks

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