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Music Performance and Production - Level 3 Diploma

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Tottenham Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers, Adults
Duration: 1 Year
Level: Level 3
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ABOUT THE COURSE

This course is for musicians who want to enter the music industry or those who want to get into a business role within the industry. Our music laboratories have industry-standard equipment, including Apple iMacs, equipped with Logic, Ableton, Midi Keyboards and fully functional recording studios with state-of-the-art mixing desks.

There are opportunities to participate in live performances and you will study topics related to the music industry. There will also be visits, trips and work experience. Many of our teachers are professional musicians, which gives the course a real work focus. During your course, you will be engaging in work-based activities aimed at giving you an insight into working in this industry.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

You will be studying the following units:

  • Unit 1: Principles of music performance and production
  • Unit 2: Critical listening and music composition
  • Unit 3: Music industry and professional practice
  • Unit 4: Critical and contextual awareness for music performance and production
  • Unit 5: Music production in context
  • Unit 6: Music performance in context
  • Unit 7: Preparation for specialist study in music performance and production
  • Unit 8: Collaborative music performance project

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • 4 GCSEs Grade 4 and above
  • Level 2 Vocational Qualification with a merit
  • BKSB English and Maths Level 2 or above,

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed continually through practical project work, coursework, written assignments and presentations. You will complete four practical projects and be assessed by portfolio. Your final project will be assessed by the examining board.?

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers


If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

Adults - Level 3

If you will be aged 19 to 23 prior to the start date of your course, and do not already have a full Level 3 qualification, you may be eligible for a Level 3 entitlement, in which case your study with us will be free. If you are older, or already have a Level 3, we have many other Level 3 courses that are also free to study. Otherwise, you will have to pay the fees yourself or apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

Progression to Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production, Higher Education, Apprentices or employment.

WHERE STUDENTS PROGRESS TO AFTER THIS COURSE

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of people went into Education, not Higher Education, after completing the course
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MEET SOME OF THE TEACHERS

Luke Buttery

Luke is a London-based educator and mixing Engineer/Producer whose 15 years of industry work have helped bring a wide array of prestigious records to life. From producing and engineering for the likes of Noel Gallagher, Mark Ronson, Bjork, Nick Cave, and Burial to name just a few. Luke has worked for many high-level record companies including Universal, Sony BMG, Columbia, and Island. Some of his work has appeared on various Netflix series.

Over the last twenty years, Luke has worked in many of the larger commercial recording studios in London and has written/taught various educational courses/masterclasses. During this time, Luke has had the pleasure of working alongside many talented industry veterans and helped nurture up-and-coming new talent. 

Since joining CONEL Luke has designed and built a brand-new recording studio that has attracted more students to the department. He has expanded the range of courses on offer additional UAL Level 3 and the Extended Diplomas. Neither was running before his arrival.  

Outside of academia, Luke has industry links and has just finished a collaboration with ‘Kings of Tomorrow’ for a new release on ‘Defected Records’ at his studio in Enfield. You can view Luke’s historic releases and credentials through his website lukebuttery.co.uk.


The teachers listed may change, these shown are an example of the teachers who teach on these programmes.

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