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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D (grade3) or above or a Level 1 Diploma in Music/Music Technology.

Who is the course for

We are very pleased to be running the new UAL qualification. This one year 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 to develop a wide range of music making skills, including music performance and music production and is aimed at learners who have a musical background and who want to hone their skills in a collaborative manner, to get ready for work in the music industry.

Course Content

Topics include:

  • Creating your own music product
  • Compose music to a stimulus
  • Working as a member of a music ensemble
  • Exploring computer systems (Logic Pro and Pro Tools)
  • Producing music and recording in the studio
  • Developing music theory.

Study Methods

You will be taught in both a classroom-based environment, as well as in our state-of-the-art music studios. The course follows a hands on approach or, as we call in music “the 360” approach. You will have to play a wide array of roles during the whole year such as sound engineer, producer, crew member or performer. The goal is that by the end of the year you are a well-rounded musician with the potential to work in several areas; that is when not making money out of gigging you are working as a sound engineer and so on.

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 a charity CD project, creating your own single/EP, performing original and cover material as a band and sound engineering. You will focus on developing your own role throughout the year.

Where next - Further Studies

UAL Level 3 qualification specialising in music production or performance.

Where next - Job Opportunities

Successful students can work in a range of roles, these may include working in creative industries such as a sound engineer, composer, music producer, stage crew, performer and manager.

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: 9 November 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 04 September 2017

Starts: 04/09/2017

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Hayes Campus

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