Students work towards the University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts in their first year of study; progressing onto their University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing and Production Arts in their second year. The Extended Diploma at Distinction level is allocated 168 UCAS points, which is equivalent to 3 full A Levels at grade A*.
The Level 3 Music Diploma at City College Norwich includes performance, improvisation, song-writing, composing, history or popular music, music technology and recording techniques. Sequencing, marketing & promotion, concert production & staging, sound & music for film, working & developing as a musical ensemble, the sound & music industry, music & society, music theory & harmony, music in the community, listening skills for music technologists and aural perception skills.
You will take part in practical sessions in our purpose built Creative Arts building where each room has a full drum kit, two guitar amps, bass and PA. You will use industry standard Apple Mac computers running Logic Pro X for recording, sequencing/music production in our well-equipped recording studio and music tech suite. You will have the opportunity to gain all the skills you need to progress on to Higher Education and beyond. To view recent production’s follow @CCNMusic on Twitter or search CCN on You Tube.
During the course you will:
Plan, create and lead performances at live gigs, concerts or theatre productions.
Participate in recording sessions.
Prepare for and attend rehearsals.
Perform solo as well as collaborating with other musicians.
Set-up equipment and perform sound checks.
Learn new music to extend your repertoire.
Play music from memory or score.
Apply music theory and analysis to compositions.
Use music technology in sequencing, arranging and song-writing.