Course Overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Music, Performance and Production will provide you with the opportunity to explore, develop and test your creativity within a qualification structure which is stimulating and demanding while also providing a supportive transition from general to more specialised study at degree level study and employment in the performing arts sector.

Successful completion of the course leads to a UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music, Performance and Production and offers the opportunity to progress to a Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Course Structure

The Level 3 Diploma in Music, Performance and Production is a broad diagnostic course giving you an overview of a range of activities such as composition, listening skills, band rehearsal techniques and the delivery of a music performance and production. There is also an opportunity to research the history and context of music performance and production and use it to inform practice.

You will develop the ability to research, analyse and evaluate relevant information in order to develop creative solutions to complex problems. You will learn how to use practical methods and skills for creative production for appropriate audiences whilst being able to review their effectiveness for further improvement. You will also begin to take responsibility for the research, planning, time management and actions necessary to access progression opportunities in Higher Education or related work.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C/4 or above, including English and Mathematics and one in a Music, Performance and Production related subject or an equivalent Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject.

You should be aged 16+.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C/9-4 in these subjects when you commence your course.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.


“I would like to give a big shout-out to my teachers who gave me so much advice and support ... They make college such a great environment to learn in, as they are very encouraging and always supportive. I have managed to achieve things that I thought wouldn't be possible after one year of college, so I owe a lot to them. I feel very lucky to be able to learn in this great way and I can't wait to get back for my second year in September.”
Finlay Mactaggart, Level 3 Music, who was selected to perform at a Creative Arts festival in London.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
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Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
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For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].