Music Performance Intermediate - MK College

Music Performance Intermediate

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Qualifications within this level:

UAL Level 1 Performance
UAL Level 2 Diploma in Music Performance & Production

Music makes a huge contribution to people’s lives and as well as benefiting individuals, also has a global influence. It is used in many areas including performance, therapy, marketing, advertising and film, having a positive effect on the economy, society and our way of life. It forms part of our culture, our history and our future.

Our courses are delivered by professionals with real industry experience who will nurture your love of music, help develop your talents and train you in technique, theory and performance to introduce you to the music industry.

What will I do?

Focusing on your chosen instrument, you will improve your technical skills. As well as your technique, opportunities to perform live at a variety of venues will build your confidence as a performer and a musician. You will be supported in your research and study to expand your knowledge of music theory and the technical side of the industry. You can expect to work both in groups and independently on a range of projects designed to support you into progression to an Advanced level of study.

What’s next?

Once you have successfully completed Level 1 in Performance you will have the opportunity to progress on a Level 2 course that will help you define your career aspirations further: Level 2 Music / Level 2 Performing Arts / Level 2 Production. Level 2 will equip you with the technical, performance and creative skills to take the next step to study Music Performance Advanced. On this course, you will take on regular performance opportunities, from showcases to recording studios.

Is it for me?

Do you live and breathe music? Have you got all the passion and the love for the subject, and are particularly skilled at either singing or playing a particular instrument? Enthusiasm and dedication are a must. You will receive support and guidance to expand your knowledge and grow in self-confidence as a musician.

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Entry Requirements

Level 1: 4 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above, or an Entry Level 3 qualification on ESOL or equivalent.

Level 2: 4 GCSEs, two at grade 2/E or above and a further two at grade 3/D or above including Music.

Entry requirements: four GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including English Language and a Music related subject.


Level 1:

Unit 1. Introduction to music, performing and production arts
Unit 2. Introduction to research for music, performing and production arts
Unit 3. Communicating with an audience for music and performing arts
Unit 4. Production development for music and performing arts
Unit 5. Performance development for music and performing arts Students must achieve either the Level 1 or Level 2 unit
Unit 6. Music, performing and production arts project – Level 1
Unit 7. Music, performing and production arts project – Level 2

Level 2:

Unit 1. Introduction to music performance
Unit 2. Introduction to music production
Unit 3. Listening skills for music performance and production
Unit 4. Exploring music composition
Unit 5. Contextual research for music performance and production
Unit 6. Music performance skills and practice
Unit 7. Music production skills and practice
Unit 8. Music performance and production project


Assessment is ongoing through workshops, skills building and project work tied to assignment briefs with assessments point throughout the year. There is a Final Major Project at the end of the year in which you will achieve your overall grade for the course.


Your progress will be monitored on regular basis through 121s with your course team leader and a Progress Mentor assigned to you. In addition, at the end of every brief, you will receive written feedback that outlines what you have done well and areas for you to focus on going forward.


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