Music | Performance | UAL Diploma/Extended Diploma | Level 3

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code FE0334-1C
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This exciting, practical course supports you in the giant leap to becoming a professional musician. With careful guidance from our industry-experienced lecturers, this pathway will see your existing enthusiasm for music transform into a range of potential jobs, freelance careers and vocations. We foster an integrated approach so that as you develop your confidence through practical group work, your knowledge of music theory and the conventions of popular music will expand. You can choose to specialise in performance or songwriting.

  • Learn in state-of-the-art, dedicated music studios
  • Tutors with professional industry experience
  • Access to industry-grade recording studios and equipment
  • Excellent links to the music industry


Northbrook MET is highly regarded in the music industry as a provider of excellent training.

The MET's music department has a broad range of staff who are all practising artists and producers involved in the region's exciting music scene. Our staff are here help you realise your potential.  

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.  

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Northbrook MET is the renowned creative facilities and atmosphere at our West Durrington Campus. The campus is a dedicated arts space, with the music courses running alongside theatre arts and art & design courses. You will collaborate with like-minded, passionate students and benefit from the various creative projects that take place, such as theatre shows, music gigs and art exhibitions. The campus is regularly used by professional creatives, which further highlights the quality of our industry-standard facilities.

Entry requirements

Qualifications required

To start at this level, you need at least four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, preferably including English and maths, and evidence of musical ability.

Additional requirements

If you do not have the above grades, you can start on the Level 2 course.

Your next steps...

After this course

Further study

After one year at Level 3, most students move on to the second year to gain the Extended Diploma.

This prepares you to go on to university degree courses in music performance.

Future careers

  • Live performer/recording artist/session musician
  • Music composer and/or producer (for a range of media, soundtracks, film and games)/songwriter
  • Music producer/event promoter
  • Teacher/lecturer