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Music Performance and Production — Level 3 Diploma

Music and Performing Arts

Course ID: 173977

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • UAL Level 3 Diploma Music Performance and Procuction
  • 1 year course.
  • You can progress to the UAL Extended Diploma in music performance or Music Production with us.
  • Build your own personal portfolio and showcase your achievements.
  • Study in an inclusive, supportive and respectful learning environment.
  • Access our outstanding facilities and work to your full potential.
  • Receive guidance from our passionate and dedicated teaching team.

What to expect from the course

The UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production has been designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to access and ultimately progress to the music industry or to further study at degree level.
It provides you with an opportunity to explore, develop and test your creativity within a qualification structure, which is stimulating and demanding and provides a supportive transition from general to more specialised study.

This course is delivered over one year and will enable you to develop a portfolio of work that could support progression into a range of higher education courses.

Most learners will progress to the UAL level 3 Extended Diploma in either music performance or Music production. At the City of Liverpool College, we provide a multi-faceted, holistic approach to Degree level study or employment in the music industry. You will be trained as an accomplished performer, and producer developing your musicality and repertoire and composition through a wide range of disciplines and technology.


UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Why study with us?

At the City of Liverpool College, you will be industry ready, trained by highly qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic, industry active specialists, who take immense pride in sharing their knowledge and experience to give our students the best possible opportunities in the industry. The City of Liverpool College courses prepare our students to be well rounded musicians with an array of specialist skills.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

On completing the UAL L3 Diploma in Music Performance and production, the learner can progress to the second year of the programme - UAL L3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance or UAL level 3 Music Production and employment within the sector.

We have excellent links with music colleges and universities across the country and many of our past and recently graduated students are studying at some of the major music education institutions including The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA), The University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool John Moores University. Leeds College of Music (LCM), University of Chester, Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM), BIMM (Bristol) Sound and audio engineering, Liverpool (SAE), University of Huddersfield, University of Salford, Tech schools, London (Guitar Tech, Bass Tech, Drum Tech, Vocal Tech), Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP, London), London School of Theology, University of Westminster, Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM, Guilford), Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Music – at least a Merit or above is required, 5 GCSE’s at grade ‘C’ or above – preferably with 1 GCSE in Music or equivalent/industry experience.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

19 years old or over at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 7172.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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