Level 3

Music Studies


35 weeks


The Broadway Theatre


Sep 2020


Adult 19+



Study music from Barking's Broadway Theatre - your very own venue!

This course offers the chance to learn on industry-standard equipment and software.

But it also gives you access to the tutors' knowledge, experience… and industry contacts!

Units on the extended year of the diploma include:

  • Sequencing
  • Music performance techniques
  • Music & society
  • Music production techniques
  • Special subject investigation

Learners will complete a further 9 units of study during the extended year of the course.

Units each contain tasks which are assessed via practical and written work.

This course includes trips and workshops with industry professionals.

A real highlight is the chance to spend time at Wireless festival in London's Finsbury Park. There you'll tour the production facilities, see rehearsals and changeovers, and watch the engineers mixing live sound!

To study on the extended year you'll need to have successfully completed the Subsidiary Diploma in Music, or equivalent.

Course tutors have worked in the music industry for 30+ years. They're always working on their own projects as well as teaching!

You'll have the opportunity to see industry pros doing their thing!

Trips to the Wireless festival (behind the scenes!) and workshops with professionals will give you experience of seeing what you're learning put into practice.

Once you've successfully completed this course you can progress to studying music or music technology at degree level.

You could also look to seek employment as a professional musician, live or studio engineer, music teacher, artist manager, or as a writer and arranger.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.

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