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. It 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. In addition, you have the option to study either a music performance or DJ technology session to develop your specialist area of interest.

Units include:

· Working in the music industry

· Planning and creating a music product

· Exploring computer systems used by musicians

· Producing a musical recording

· Investigating an area of music

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. Your work will be graded at distinction, merit or pass level.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma with a Merit average and an interview, students can progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma courses including Music Practice, Music Technology or Production Arts. 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 A* to E or 9 to 2 range and Music is
preferable. Entry to this course is subject to a successful interview and
audition with your chosen instrument if you wish to study the performance
session. However, if you wish to study DJ technology no prior experience is

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My greatest achievement since joining the College has been gaining a place at my dream drama school, East 15. For me, this opportunity was just a fantasy before I came to College and I never thought it would happen, especially the first year auditioning.

Tasmin Tolley

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