Music Technology UAL Level 2 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Music Technology UAL Level 2 Diploma

Music Technology UAL Level 2 Diploma

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Music Technology UAL Level 2 Diploma

The UAL Level 2 Diploma is a one year course, equivalent to four GCSEs, and is a foundation for students who wish to pursue a career in music or music technology.

The course will introduce you to practical skills in sound recording, composing and music technology, including the creation and production of music through the use of computer and sound recording systems and knowledge of the industry.

You will develop skills in sequencing, using software packages to compose, edit and mix music and soundtracks, learn about the music business, research and explore areas of the industry such as record labels, recording studios, live performances and the jobs associated with these. You will also learn how to set up and operate equipment in the college's professional standard recording studios for the capture and processing of sound.

In addition, to enhance your learning, you will complete 30 hours of work experience or work-related activity during the course. 

Our creative arts courses have been named the best in the country and earned the college a prestigious national award. We have been named Training Provider of the Year at the Creative and Cultural Skills Awards 2019! Our creative arts department is forward thinking, innovative, committed and that's why we have been nationally recognised.

Awarded Arts Mark Gold status by Arts Council England for our excellent courses and links with employers we pride ourselves on producing work-ready students equipped with the skills and knowledge to be a success in the industry.

The course is accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body (UAL) -  a specialist awarding body offering up-to-date qualifications in the creative industries. It is owned by, and based within, University of the Arts London.

City of Wolverhampton College is the only college in the Black Country, and one of only a few in the Midlands, to be accredited and offer qualifications from University of Arts London. 

Also, if you earn less than £30,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE!

To access this course you are required to: 

  • Have four or more GCSESs at Grade D / 3 or above
  • Attend an interview with one of the college's admissions tutors
  • Provide a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your musical experience and ability

During this course you will study:

  • Composing and sound recording
  • The music industry
  • Sequencing
  • Microphone techniques
  • Production project

By studying this course you will:

  • Be part of programme of study that has excellent pass rates
  • Be taught by our enthusiastic, experienced and talented music technology lecturing team
  • Learn in purpose built recording studios
  • Work in a dedicated music computer suite running industry standard software packages
  • Use a wide range of microphones, instruments and studio equipment
  • Understand how all of the skills you are learning can be applied in the industry
  • Improve your knowledge of what music industry opportunities are available
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills
  • Improve your employability skills

The course is project/assignment based and assessment is continuous throughout the year both in lessons, set work and through observations. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a final grade of pass, merit or distinction. Some units may be subject to external assessment.

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career as a sound engineer, sound recordist, technical assistant or freelancer in the industry
  • Progress on to our UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology which is equivalent to three A Levels and leads to employment or higher education courses at college or university


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