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Music Performance and Production - Level 2


Music moves, inspires and heals. If you're fascinated by the transformative effect of music and the industry that makes it happen, this is the course for you. The full-time Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and Production course has been developed to provide students with an understanding of music performance and production as a collaborative activity and prepare them for a career in related industries.

The course is designed for aspiring musicians who want to develop a career in the music industry. Students will explore their passion through a full-time, immersive learning experience, developing a wide range of skills in music performance and production alongside exploring the music business, music theory, song writing and recording. The course supports the development of your individual creative portfolio and provides the opportunity to develop your music for commercial release.  

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
02 Sep 2024
University Centre
1 Year

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Following successful completion of the Music Performance and Production Diploma you will be able to progress to the Level 3 Diploma, where you will develop major live music and recording projects.

You will then have the option to progress to higher education to study in a wide range of subjects, including music production, composing, popular music and recording, music performance, music industry management and live sound.

Career options are varied and include working as a live sound engineer, recording studio engineer, music producer, artist manager, session musician, recording artist, composer for film, TV & video games, musical arranger or performer.

Students have progressed onto a variety of different higher education courses at a wide range of universities.

Key information

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and maths

  • A successful interview with a tutor
  • The ability to study independently
  • A genuine interest in the subject
  • Hardworking approach towards the industry

Essential Skills - English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won't delay your career journey because you're working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Qualification obtained

Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Extra costs and equipment

You will need to bring your first instrument if you play guitar, bass or other easily portable instrument. Drummers should bring their own drumsticks.

Keyboards/pianos are available to use at College. You will need your own USB3 portable hard drive to store your musical data from recording, production and songwriting sessions. 

Field trips are funded by students and are optional. The cost of a local one-day field trip can range from £10 to £25.

Tuition Fees

Students who are 18 or under pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: UAL

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: UAL

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

Field trips to local places of interest are used to embrace learning outside of the classroom environment.

Students will also gain experience of work by engaging with external companies and by working on location and live events.

There is no assessed work placement on this course but you will be required to complete a minimum of 20 hours' work experience in a related music industry, studio/performance venue or digital recording space.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

There is no exam on this course. You will be assessed through coursework (100%) and a range of music projects including gigs, live performances and recording projects where you will have an opportunity to release your music through B&FC's record label.

The range of assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations, filmed rehearsals and practical recording sessions and performances.  

There is no formal assessment through work experience but you will conclude a minimum of 20 hours work experience.

Students are assessed via projects and a final major project which takes place at the end of the course when they are at their best. This large project allows students to demonstrate all the learning that has taken place through completion of the other units.