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UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production

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The UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance and 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:

Statement of purpose - UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production (PDF 165KB)

Statement of purpose - UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production (PDF 437KB)

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

UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production specification (PDF 2.9MB)

UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production specification - Welsh language (PDF 1.3MB)

Level 3 Grade Criteria Exemplification Matrix (PDF 138KB)

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:

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