Music (First Diploma)

Course Overview

This one year course is designed to develop your knowledge and practical skills in music performance and music production. You will study all areas of music including the industry, production analysis and solo/ensemble performances. 

Updated November 2018

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D or equivalent qualifications accepted. Subject to interview and audition.

Course Delivery

The course has a practical focus and you will take part in a variety of performances within College, culminating in a major performance in the theatre at the Llwyn y Bryn Campus. 

Progression Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course have a very high rate of progression onto the BTEC Diploma / Extended Diploma in Music

Students may also seek employment in a variety of roles from production assistant to media runners and venue support.

Additional Information

All equipment is provided for ensemble and solo music units. We have two fully equipped  recording studios and five fully equipped rehearsal studios, which include drum kits, guitar and bass amplification, as well as, a wide range of electric guitars, bass guitars and acoustic guitars.

Students are provided with all equipment for composition workshops, including professional standard headphones.

A studio fee of £50 will be charged for this course.



Llwyn y Bryn

Course deliverable in Welsh