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Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music, Performance & Production

Academy of Contemporary Music

The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production have been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of music performance and production disciplines.

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

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Purpose Statement Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance & Production (PDF 1MB)

Purpose Statement Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production (PDF 1MB)

Qualifications at a glance

Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 8
  • TQT (hours) - 1,040
  • GLH - 600
  • Typical course duration - 1 year
  • UCAS points (for HE courses starting from September 2018) - Pass - 36; Merit - 60; Distinction - 84
  • QAN - 601/6472/4
  • Typical progression - Music production, music performance, music composition

Extended Diploma

  • Level - 3
  • Units - 13
  • TQT (hours) - 2,030
  • GLH - 1,140
  • Typical course duration - 2 years
  • UCAS points (for HE courses starting from September 2018) - Pass - 72; High Pass - 96; Merit - 120; High Merit - 144; Distinction - 168
  • QAN - 601/6475/X
  • Typical progression - Music production, music performance, music composition

Specification and documents

Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production specification V3.2 (PDF 759KB)

Centre handbook (PDF 419KB)

Level 3 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix V1.0 (PDF 208KB)

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

Amersham and Wycombe College - letter of support (PDF 197KB)

Colchester Institute - letter of support (PDF 107KB)

Sussex Downs College - letter of support (PDF 617KB)

West Suffolk College - letter of support (PDF 136KB)

Working with us

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