Music Level 3 Extended Diploma

Music Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Develop your raw talent into what you want to achieve. Choose your preferred genre of classical, jazz or pop whilst exploring topics as varied as ensemble skills, performance techniques and composition.

Although practical music skills development is a core aspect of the course, you will also spend time learning to use music software in written and theoretical work often connected to researching and writing reports, or preparing and presenting information. You will learn about the music industry itself and develop skills and knowledge which will prepare you for professional life.


Duration 1 year or 2 years
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Quarry Hill Campus
Course code 73816-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee* 19+: £7,395 (19+ fee subject to change) (Advanced Learner Loan Eligible) *Be aware that if you are 18 when you start your studies you may have to pay fees for a year 2 top-up.

What you learn

Course themes:

• Ensemble music performance

• Practical music theory and harmony

• Professional practice in the music industry

• Music skills development

• Composing

• Music promotion

How you will be assessed

A combination of internal and external assessments Assessment is generally done through periodic coursework, projects and set tasks, including performances. 

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

From September 2019 Creative Arts courses will be delivered at our new campus at Quarry Hill.

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of four Cs at GCSE including English and maths. If you are part of the new grading system for GCSE we would see a Grade 4 or above as the equivalent of a Grade C in this offer.

If you don’t achieve 4 GCSEs at grade 4 we would still like to hear from you.

Music practical and theory: Classical: Grade 5 Practical and Theory, Pop: Grade 5 Practical and Grade 3 Theory, Jazz: Grade 5 Practical and Grade 4 Theory

In addition to the above, you will be required to attend a performance audition during which you will be asked to to play two contrasting pieces on your principal instrument of the genre in which you wish to play in ensembles, plus some scales and arpeggios. You will also do some sight reading and sit a short theory paper.

What's next

After successful completion of the extended diploma, the majority of learners intend to progress onto university or conservatoire study or seek employment in the sector.

Campus Locations

Quarry Hill Campus

Playhouse Square
West Yorkshire
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.9 MilesWebsite