Course Content

The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners (Technology pathway) will equip learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding for entry to employment in the music industry.  Students will study units that total 90 credits. 

The course includes two core units that all students will complete.

  • Major Project 1 – Live Sound Recording & Sound Reinforcement (30 credits): Students will be expected to set up mics and record 8 tracks during a live performance through DAW software.  This may include setting up mics for a drum kit, electric guitar, bass guitar and voice.
  • Planning a Career in Music (15 credits)

Students will then study additional units.  These can be tailored to the interest and strengths of the learners.  Units that previous students have opted to undertake include:

  • Composing for interactive media/tv/film/adverts (15 credits) 
  • Music events management (15 credits)
  • Live music performance (15 credits)

All students will be trained to use Cubase or Ableton and should be able to competently record performances via our control room.  Students also have the opportunity to record/compose on this industry standard software.  

The course also provides opportunities for students to play a leading role in school performances and developing skills using radio mics.  

The course is designed to provide students with a grasp of the industry and develop relevant skills for the workplace. 

Further information about which units can be studied can be found here

1: Media Products, Industries and AudiencesWritten exam2h 15m35%
2: Media Forms and Products in DepthWritten exam2h 30m35%
3: Cross-Media ProductionWritten examN/A30%

Key Info

  • Start Date: September 2024
  • Awarding Body: RSL
  • Study Mode: Full Time
  • Course Length: 2 Years

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