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 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 introduces you 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 may 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 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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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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