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Music Production — Level 3 Diploma

Music and Performing Arts

Course ID: 174454

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Level 3 Diploma.
  • 2 year course.
  • Earn a qualification that is equivalent to 3 A Levels.
  • Study in our outstanding Music Technology Department and utilise our great facilities.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in Radio, TV or Multimedia platforms.
  • We can help you gain access to Higher Education.
  • Recieve fantastic teaching from experts who are active in their profession.
  • Advanced Learner Loan eligible.

What to expect from the course

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

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.

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

The L3 Diploma in Music Production prepares you for either work in your 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

Example careers

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

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

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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