Funding and bursaries
Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 8087 4874.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
At least four GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, or a Level 2 qualification in Music or another creative sector. The ability to play an instrument or sing, or some experience with live sound or computer-based music production. You don’t need to have studied music at GCSE.
What will I learn?
Develop you skills as a musician
Advance your knowledge and understanding of the theory of music and production
Use music technology to refine and produce music of all genres
Produce your own portfolio of work
You’ll be assessed through a portfolio of practical assessment and written work.
You’ll have access to the Music Academy’s recording studios to take advantage of additional enrichment opportunities, such as getting involved in local community and charity events.
Guest speakers and trips are regularly arranged, and you’ll also get the chance to record at music venues including the Wedgewood Rooms, Talking Heads and Hanger Farm Arts Centre.
Career and Progression
With the Extended Diploma you can progress to university to further your knowledge and skills. Alternatively, you can start your career as a music technician in an exciting range of different roles.
What our students say
Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.
Level 3 Music student at Totton College