York College

Industry Insights


Up to £37,000

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Actors, entertainers and presenters

Up to £39,000

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Planning, process and production technicians

Up to £60,000

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year course.

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What will I study?

This is a highly practical course designed to introduce students to a range of skills including the basics of studio recording and performance. You will learn by completing a range of projects and assignments based on realistic industry situations. The course is also designed to run alongside Maths and English study programmes if required.

Units will include:

  • Introduction to Music Performance
  • Introduction to Music Production
  • Listening Skills for Music Performance and Production
  • Exploring Music Composition
  • Contextual Research for Performance and Production
  • Performance Skills and Practice
  • Production Skills and Practice
  • Music Performance and Production Project

What could this lead to?

This course is a good stepping stone to the Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Performing Arts, Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance or Production Arts.


A materials contribution is applied to this course. For Level 1 & 2 courses this is £25.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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