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Who is the course for

Diploma = 1 year

Extended diploma = 2 years

We are very pleased to be running the new UAL qualification. This course puts you, the student at the centre of your training. We look at the skills and strengths that you bring and develop them, helping you to reach your full potential. This course is designed with the “360 degree” approach which means that you will be developing yourself in several different fields to become a rounded professional, proficient enough to undertake roles in areas such as music performance, production, song writing or business. This approach is what will make you an employable musician in today’s challenging industry.

Course Content

This course consists of the following units:

  • Instrumental technique
  • Rehearsing and performing as an ensemble
  • MIDI sequencing using Logic Pro X
  • Music theory and harmony
  • Music industry
  • Mixing mastering and producing your own music using notation software
  • Music technology in performance sound engineering.

Study Methods

You will be taught in both a classroom-based environment, as well as in our state-of-the-art music studios.

How is the course assessed

You will develop as both a performer and as a music producer, collaborating with other members of your group on different projects throughout the year. Projects will take many forms, including composing music for Encyclopaedia Britinnica, creating your own single/EP for internet release, performing original and cover material as a band in local venues and take a role as sound engineer in the drama and dance productions. You will focus on developing your own role throughout the year and this will lead to your final project where you will be asked to sum up all the previous skills learned.

Where next - Further Studies

You could go on to study at degree level. The great majoring or our students go to the best universities in the country for music and music technology like Leeds college of music or Leeds Met to name a few. We also have a collaboration agreement with UWL and Bucks New University for those who want to stay local.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Successful students can go on to work in the industry.

More Information

For further information, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team on 01895 853333 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last updated: 30 June 2016

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to:

Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Hayes Campus: Course Starting Mon 05 September 2016

Starts: 05/09/2016

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00