This course is available as:

  • CTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma ▲▲▲
  • CTEC Level 3 Diploma ▲▲
  • CTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate ▲

About The Course

Do you want to develop your performance skills and pursue a career within the music industry?

Studying CTEC Music will help you to develop skills on an instrument of your choice (or vocals), learn performance techniques in various musical styles, compose music and learn how to use industry standard software for recording and producing music. You will also learn how to set-up and use our state-of-the-art recording studio.

In the second year, you will rehearse and perform a set as part of a group for the student gig night and study the workings of the music industry. You will also plan, create and deliver a professional music product of your choice, working to deadlines as part of a production team. This may well be a self-produced album of original songs, a musical theatre piece, a music festival, or even a music book – the choice will be yours to pursue whatever interests you musically.

You will be able to showcase your talent at our regular student gig nights, become part of the event management team, record your own music to professional standard and take part in various music-based trips.

What We Add

You will be taught by tutors with industry experience and within specially-built facilities, with the latest studio recording equipment. There are a wide-range of opportunities within the music department – from regular student gig nights throughout the year, to recording opportunities, either as a producer or performer. You will also have opportunities to work on external musical projects due to our collaborations with major employers, such as the world-famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Broads Authority.

How Can I Standout With Music?

You will build a portfolio of work and experience that will allow you to standout when looking to progress in the industry. Students have gone on to study a range of degrees, including music performance, music technology, musical theatre, music business and event management. Career prospects include session musician, musical theatre actor, sound engineer, music therapist, event management, composer, teacher and many more.

Entry Requirements

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for vocational Level 3 study
  • Auditions will take place in June or July; you will receive details once you have attended your initial college interview