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Level 2 - Music Preformance and Technology



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15 hours a week



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What does this course involve?

You will learn many transferable skills including: working in the industry, creating a production, producing recordings, crewing for live productions, exploring computer systems used by performers and technicians, exploring composition and devising, technology and performance skills and professional development.

Units are dependent on your chosen pathway e.g. Music Performance will focus on ensemble and solo playing and Music Technology will cover software and gig set-ups. The Study Programme also contains additional challenges in the form of community-based activities. Our new £3.3m Creative Industries Centre includes a theatre, digital media suite and music performance spaces, helping you to develop skills and training in digital industries as well as other creative areas.

You will need to demonstrate your ablilty to play an instrument, perform a vocal piece or provide a potfolio of relevant experience.


What qualifications do I need?

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs at D grades or equivalent, including maths and English. Students may be able to progress from a Level 1 vocationally related programme.

You will also need to demonstrate your ablilty to play an instrument, perform a vocal piece or provide a potfolio of relevant experience.


Assessment will be through a combination of practical, written, and presentation assignments. This is a mainly practical course with written work as supporting evidence, and assessments based on practical work skills.

Fees & Costs

If you are 16-18yrs old at the start of the Study Programme, it will be free. There may be additional payments required for trips, visits and other materials. For adult learners (over 19) financial support towards the costs of your Study Programme may be available. Eligible students may be able to get help with course related costs such as travel, equipment and childcare.

If you are aged 24 and over an Advanced Learning loan may be available if you are studying at Level 3 and above. To find out if you’re eligible visit

Please contact Support Services for confirmation of all Study Programme fees quoted:

Broadstairs Campus - 01843 605062 (or e-mail )

Please note: For those claiming state working age benefit this course is classed as part-time.


On successful completion, you could progress on to one of our Level 3 programmes in Music Technology or Music Performance.

Alternatively, you could seek employment in the recording and performance industry, or in arts administration.

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