Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music, Performance & Production

UCAS Points

The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music, Performance and Production have now been allocated UCAS Points. Please see the 'qualifications at a glance' section for more information.

Student at Academy of Contemporary Music
Academy of Contemporary Music. Photo by Liz Carrington.

The Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production have been designed to provide students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress to further study and training in a range of music performance and production disciplines.

The qualification has been designed for students who have an interest in music performance and/or music production who wish to explore and extend this interest via a full-time, immersive learning experience.

Please read the UAL Awarding Body statements of purpose for these qualifications:

Qualifications at a glance

  Diploma Extended Diploma
Level 3 3
Units 8 13
TQT (Hours) 1040 2030
GLH 600 1140
Typical course duration 1 year 2 years
UCAS points (for HE courses starting from September 2018)

Pass - 36
Merit - 60
Distinction - 84

Pass - 72
High Pass - 96
Merit - 120
High Merit - 144
Distinction - 168

QAN 601/6472/4 601/6475/X
Typical progression Music production, music performance, music composition

Specification and documents

Stakeholder support

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with subject matter experts, practitioners and further education colleges to ensure that it provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to prepare learners for employment and/or support a role in the workplace.

The following organisations have provided letters of support for this qualification:

Working with us

Interested in delivering the UAL Level 3 Diploma and Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production?

Visit the Working with us page for information on the approval process for new and existing centres.

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