Course Details

  • This qualification will help you explore the music industry and develop your own skills as a musician. You will work on developing as an individual performer on your chosen instrument or voice as well as learning key skills for working as part of a band. Alongside practical work, you will also explore music theory and learn how to create original music using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW).

    You will take part in a range of live performances at various locations including the iconic Manchester venue, Band on the Wall with which the department have an educational partnership.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Once you apply, we will invite you to come and meet us at an audition where you will perform two short pieces on your chosen instrument or voice to make sure that you are suitable for the course.

  • Assessments for this qualification are a mix of theory and performance based. You will be assessed on your contribution within rehearsals as well as on your performance at gigs and events. You will also undertake written assignments on music theory and the music industry.

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification students will be able to progress onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music at The Manchester College. Experience gained throughout the qualification will also help you to progress to Higher Education or gain successful employment as a musician, promotor, music events manager, music producer or teacher.

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?

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