Music Performance Level 3 (FMUS)

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC178
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This exciting course develops your understanding of the broad subject of music. You will explore music performance, composition, music theory and harmony, live sound, the music industry, improvisation and music technology. You will take part in a number of public performances. This is a 2 year course, after which you will achieve an Extended Diploma in Music Level 3. This is awarded by UAL and is the equivalent of three A levels.


You will study all areas of music including music performance techniques and session styles plus improving your listening skills and sound recording techniques. You will look at music theory, the music freelance world plus modern and pop music in practice. There are many opportunities for public performances, playing large and small venues, representing the College at national competitions. Other units will include areas such as:

  • Live performance 
  • Music Industry
  • Events and promotion
  • Composing music
  • Music theory and harmony
  • Studio recording
  • Music sequencing

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed on your practical work and coursework.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including GCSE English and maths
  • You will need to have a competent standard of musicianship on an instrument or vocals
  • You will be required to demonstrate your musical skills at interview

Your next steps...

Employment: former students have gained employment at The Music Factory Entertainment Group, as touring musicians, solo artists at the Palladium Theatre in London, session players, instrumental teachers and school music teachers.

Education: you could choose to develop your skills further at university progressing onto a range of courses.