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Music Technology: Level 2 UAL Diploma

The Music Department has outstanding studio facilities, and its students have high progression rates to Higher-level music programmes at UCA, Kingston University, BIMM, London Metropolitan and many more.

Course information

Course Summary

Our Level 2 Diploma in Music has been designed to reflect industry and as such you will develop your creative and technical skills throughout the course. Using industry-standard software, you will learn how to use computer music systems, synthesisers and samplers and develop skills in recording techniques that will stand you in good stead for a level 3 qualification. Many of the tutors are working musicians or with specialist knowledge. We have a dedicated sound recording studio within our media suite.

Course Code:N5810
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 2
Awarded by:UAL
Course Length

1 year.

Course Detail

Examples of units studied are:

  • Electronic Music Production
  • Music Performance Skills
  • DJing
  • Listening Skills
  • Music Research Project

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,050

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.


Additional Costs:

Approximately £50.00 for headphones and a hard drive.

Entry Requirements

New Students

4 GCSE’s at Grade 3 or above.


Progressing Students

A Level 1 Diploma with a satisfactory reference for attitude, behavior, attendance and punctuality.


Following your interview you will also be required to submit:

  • A 300-word personal statement that explains who you are, why you want to do the music technology course, your previous experiences in music and music technology.
  • This should be accompanied by a minute long audio/video recording of yourself talking about a piece of music that is meaningful to you and your favorite genre of music.
Your Next Steps

You may want to progress to a specialist Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music or Media if you get Merit grade at the end of this qualification. Alternatively, you may progress into work, such as in music shops, or seek work as a music performer, session player, or in the recording industry.

Other Information

Disclaimer:

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Last updated - 02/11/2021