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Music Courses at Lancaster & Morecambe College

Music Performance & Production - Level 3

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arrowLevel 3
hat16-18, Adult FT
calendar2 Years
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 04/09/2023

The Level 3 Extended Diploma, equivalent to 3 A levels, is designed to develop the breadth of understanding of students who can demonstrate a good set of skills and interest in the music and sound industries. You could be interested in soundtrack, music for games, performance or in the technical production and recording skills needed across the industry. You will explore recording, performing, marketing and lots of other associated skills such as integrating video and moving image whilst identifying your future progression route to higher education or industry.

Course Overview

Previous trips have seen music students visit Parr Street Studios (Liverpool), Hansa Studios (Berlin) and perform in Liverpool, Berlin, Cyprus, Portugal as well as regular termly gigs in local venues.

This qualification will be assessed through a variety of formative and summative methods. Formative assessment is designed to provide a foundation for students in the fundamentals of music performance and production as well as developing a broader contextual understanding of the industry. Summative assessment is designed to enable students to deliver a collaborative project at the end of the Diploma and to plan, prepare and deliver an extended music project at the end of the Extended Diploma.

Assignments are designed through consultation with industry professionals, employers and previous students to ensure their industry relevance.

Industry Links

A range of guest lecturers and industry based panel discussions have been hosted by the Music team at LMC with panellists from SiCo, Sony, Rock People Management and Red Room Events. In addition, learners will also have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals from local companies such as More Music and Promenade Music.

Progression Routes

Once learners have completed this course, learners who have passed will have the option to apply for other courses at College such as an Apprenticeship or Part Time creative course. Previous students have gone on to study song writing, music production, sound engineering and music performance at various universities, and achieved Masters degrees from Goldsmiths and Edinburgh University.

LMC Music alumni work have gone on to work as freelance promoters, live sound engineers, freelance producers, sound designers for film and composers for video games. Some have even gone on to work for acclaimed recording studios and tour Europe as performers.

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.

Entry Requirements

To study this course learners will need:

  • A minimum grade 4/C or Functional Skills equivalent in English and Maths

  • Enthusiasm for the subject/area

  • Evidence of good skills in practical subjects

  • To enjoy working with people

  • To show a commitment to study (attendance, punctuality & behaviour)

  • To be able to work independently

  • A proven interest in music performance and/or music production

  • Good interpersonal skills

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A30254-A1A