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

2 Year(s)
Next course start
2 September, 2024 See details
Course delivery
2 Year(s)
Next course start
2 September, 2024 See details
Course delivery
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Course description

Delivered by working musicians & producers, and supported by our own record label, Rogue, this challenging course focuses on building the relevant skills, knowledge and experience necessary to succeed as a producer and/or performer in the music industry today.
We have outstanding performance and production facilities and offer great opportunities to release music on our record label, Rogue. Working with our industry specialist teaching staff you will reach professional standards of performance & musicianship, studio recording & production and live sound engineering. There will also be opportunities to attend workshops with experienced industry professionals and to perform solo and collaboratively in college and external venues. You will have opportunities to compose and design sound for media art and fashion events and projects like fashion shows and games, films and TV soundtracks. There are also DJ facilities available.

• Working both independently and collaboratively with your peers you will develop the appropriate fundamental knowledge and techniques required to:
run studio recording sessions and to mix and master these to a professional standard prior to commercial release.
• rehearse, write and perform collaboratively at gigs in college and externally.
• set up and engineer live sound systems
• compose, arrange and mix with Logic Pro X
• understand the structure of the contemporary music industry and the job opportunities available to you as a producer/performer/live sound engineer.
• market and promote releases and live events - as well as yourself as a performer/artist/producer/band member.
• Understand the roots and subsequent development of popular music, its place in society and how technology has been central to this and learn about Pop history.

You will then be able to develop the specialist skills integral to your chosen pathway - either PRODUCTION or PERFORMANCE

• Develop studio production techniques for commercial releases on Rogue
• Understand the different forms of synthesis and advanced sampling &audio manipulation techniques in sound creation - Utilise technologies in performance in conjunction with other art forms
• Learn marketing and promotion skills
• Write and compose
• Perform
• Rehearsal techniques
• Improvisation – Jazz
• Advanced theory
• Understanding of musical styles
• Marketing and promotion
• Composition

Attendance at a Welcome Event and at Taster days is required as well as a good reference

Upcoming start dates

1 start date available

2 September, 2024

  • Classroom
  • Cambridge

Suitability - Who should attend?

Course work is continually assessed by a range of methods which may include projects, assignments, case studies, course work, self-assessment, feedback from clients, performances and panel reviews. Grades from Pass, Merit, Distinction may be awarded to course work.  

There is regular one to one tutorial provision.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Level: 3

Continuing Studies

This qualification helps you to progress on to the following;
- BA/BSc/BMus at a Higher Education institution or Popular Music Conservatoire, e.g. ICMP
- Apprenticeships in the wider commercial/creative industries, supported by Cambridge Regional College.                      
- Employment. Most performers are self-employed by nature and success is reliant on individual performance skills

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Cambridge Regional College
Kings Hedges Road
CB4 2QT Cambridge Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Regional College

Our mission is to transform lives and create prosperity by delivering technical and professional education that meets the needs of students, employers and communities in Cambridgeshire. Cambridge Regional College is the largest further education college in the East of England...

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