Commercial Music Diploma Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is ideal if you have basic skills in music or music technology and you want to develop your practical and theoretical understanding, work in the music industry and have a passion for music and a strong desire to acquire new skills.
The course provides an introduction to a wide range of music related subjects and is made up of units that develop practical skills and knowledge of the music industry. You will learn how to sequence and produce beats, operate the equipment in a professional recording studio environment, and learn how to write and create your own music. On top of this, you will specialise as a performer or develop your DJ skills. The course concludes with a public performance opportunity where you can showcase your skills development over the year.

Units include:

  • Music sequencing and production
  • How the music industry works
  • DJ skills
  • Music performance and rehearsal techniques
  • Recording techniques

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by coursework based on assignments set in each unit. Assignments will involve practical work, group and individual projects as well as written work and research. Every project aims to enhance your skills with an emphasis on development and progression.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma with a Merit average and an interview, students can progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma courses including music technology and performance, performing arts or production arts and live events. Alternatively you may seek employment in the performance arts, music and media industries.

Course Summary

Course Title Commercial Music Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 (A* to E) range. Entry to this course is
subject to a successful interview and you may be asked to perform using your
instrument if you wish to pursue the performance pathway. No prior experience is
required for the DJ pathway, but it would be advantageous.

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I’ve gained so much confidence and I know this is what I want to do in the future. It’s an outstanding course and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to go into the performing arts industry, it prepares you and makes you feel ready for the next step.

Harriet Cameron - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts

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