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Level 2 BTEC First Diploma in Music

With this course, you will cover all of the important aspects of music production.

You'll study everything from sequencing, producing a recording and composing for visual media to investigating digital and mobile music technology.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following units:

  • Working in the music industry
  • Professional development in the music industry
  • Planning and creating a music product
  • Exploring computer systems used by musicians
  • Producing a musical recording
  • Investigating an area of music

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a number of practical and theoretical assignments, recordings and task analysis. There is also a final production project.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have two GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) and two GCSEs at grade 4 (equivalent to grade C).

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. As part of your study programme, you will work towards achieving your qualifications in English and maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2018), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed this course, you will have the opportunity to carry on studying at level 3, developing a higher level of music production skills and knowledge.

In the future, when you are ready to start your career, the variety of job roles is vast, offering everything from live sound engineer to studio technician.

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