Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Level 3 Extended Diploma in the Creative Music Industry (Performance) - Sandwell College

Full Time

Level 3 Extended Diploma in the Creative Music Industry (Performance)

Music Performance

2 years

Central Campus


Studio workshops
Studio workshops

Course summary

Are you already skilled in playing music or singing? Are you considering studying music at a higher level or for a career? If you are passionate about music and performing, and willing to put in total commitment and high levels of energy to get to the next level, this Level 3 Extended Diploma in the Creative Music Industry - Performance course is for you!

Course requirements

You’ll need four GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above and/or a Level 2 Music qualification. Experience is also taken into account. Equipment will be provided, but you may wish to invest in your own equipment in the future, so funding is available for families on low income.

This two-year, full-time course offers the opportunity to cover the practical and theoretical areas of Music Performance.

Units include:

  • Music Composition
  • Performance Rehearsal
  • Live Music Performance
  • Music Sequencing and Production

You will have the chance to work with professionals from the music industry and perform in our purpose-built theatre and other local venues. You will receive a nationally-recognised qualification accepted by universities and in the industry. The first year leads to a 90 Credit Diploma and the second to a Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Students have opportunities to see professional music performances, go behind the scenes and visit industry specialists. You also have opportunities to engage with community and local authority organisations and professional musicians.

There will be practical and written assessments, including assessments of your live performances.

Most students have university or drama school as a target at the end of their studies, and past students have gone on to join degree-level courses across the country, including some of the best colleges of Music and Performing Arts in the UK.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

[email protected]

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