Music Level 3 Extended Diploma

Music Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

If you are passionate about music and have a natural aptitude for singing, playing an instrument or music production, then this course is definitely for you.

As a student you will be able to develop your musical ability, critical analysis and recording skills, thanks to teachers with professional experience in their subject areas.

This learning opportunity is ideal if you wish to either study music at a higher level or become a practitioner/performer in a range of areas within music or the wider creative industries.

Why choose
Music Level 3 Extended Diploma?

At Brock we believe that musicians flourish amongst other musicians, and all our music teachers are active music practitioners at some level.

Our large Music department gives you the ideal environment to develop your musical skills by performing with others in groups and ensembles.

You will also benefit from our various music rooms and resources.

These include modern Mac computers running Logic & Sibelius software, Bösendorfer, Bechstein & Yamaha pianos, recording studios and drum studios, plus well-equipped teaching and practice rooms.

Teaching & learning

You will learn through a mixture of independent study, lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, and individual and group project work.

Information & support

You will have to contribute £80 at the start of each academic year to cover trips, workshops and performance costs.

Minimum entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include:

  • English Language
  • Maths

In addition, you must be able to play one instrument at a very competent level. 

Music grade assessments and grades at GCSE Music are not necessary. 

You must also have an interest in the general study of music and the music business.

We welcome applications from students who are primarily interested in Rap, MC or vocal performance, but they must be able to demonstrate basic ability on the keyboard or guitar along with a basic understanding of music theory.

You will be required to attend an audition to join this programme.

Course structure

  • Learn about the significance of music in society.
  • Study technical systems to help you refine recordings.
  • Spend time composing and learning to compose more competently.
  • Find out about music event management.
  • Master music notation software to aid you in composing and arranging.
  • Undertake a specialist subject investigation to pursue an aspect of particular interest to you.

What can I do with this qualification?

In the past few years our Music students have gone on to study at a wide range of prestigious institutions.

These include: the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music, Trinity School of Music, the Royal Northern School of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music.

If you intend to go straight into employment or an apprenticeship you will find the digital elements of this course particularly beneficial.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

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