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Music Production — Level 3 Diploma

Course information

The Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology is a two year course and is equivalent to three A levels. This course is aimed at students that are passionate about music production or sound production as a career. The course covers digital and analogue recording and mixing techniques, music sequencing, music and sound production, marketing, the music industry, music and sound for multimedia, live sound and much more.

The college has two recording studios and four computer music suites (two PC based and two Mac based). In the Music Technology Department the sequences that we use range from Cubase to Pro Tools to Logic Pro.

The course team comprises entirely of qualified teaching staff that have been sourced from industry and remain active within their profession. This often provides promising students with opportunities for work on real productions outside the college and has led to jobs in the industry.
This course is Advanced Learner Loan eligible, which can fully cover the course fee. Please click here for further information about financial support.


UAL Level 3 Diploma in Music Production

This course leads to...

The L3 Diploma in Music Production prepares students for either work in their chosen industry or to progress to higher education.

Employment opportunities might include:
•Recording Studios
•Radio or TV sound engineering
•Live Sound & Performance
•Sound for computer games and other multimedia

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs Grade C (4) or above including either Maths or English.
Some experience in Music Sequencing and/or audio recording and mixing to GCSE standard.
Knowledge of current music and audio software.
Some knowledge of microphones and mixing consoles.

If you are currently on a Level 2 Diploma (or equivalent) in Music Technology you must have 85% attendance as well as a distinction to progress from L2 to L3

Why study with us?

The Music Production team at the City of Liverpool College have significant industry expertise as professional practitioners and maintain good working relationships with well known local, national and international companies including recording studios, record labels, live production companies, computer games companies and film/tv production companies.

We can give helpful and realistic advice that can support you as you plan your career path.

We have also had ongoing success in delivering successful candidates into appropriate higher education courses either with our own HE programmes (leading to a BA hons) or many other leading HE institutions in the UK.

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Further Information...

Need more information or can’t find the course you’re looking for? We can book you in to speak with our dedicated Advice & Guidance team about your options at The City of Liverpool College. With hundreds of courses and flexible learning, we’re sure to have something to meet your needs.

You can contact us online via or call us at any point on 0151 252 3000 with any queries you may have – we’re here to help.


Course ID: 163415

Course Year: 21/22

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) 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 for21/22 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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