MUSIC PRODUCTION & PERFORMANCE

LEVEL 2 & LEVEL 3

MUSIC PRODUCTION & PERFORMANCE COURSE OVERVIEW

The Music Performance and Production course aims to support you to build skills in composing, recording, producing, and performing music. The curriculum offers you the opportunity to develop musicianship and technical skills.
 
The curriculum has been designed to offer you a range of opportunities to craft and develop musical and audio skills for a range of different contexts, with a focus on practical learning and project-based assignments to support your competencies in building a portfolio of relevant musical works.
If you are applying for Level 2, you will start at a beginner level and so require sufficient commitment to learn new skills.
If you are applying for Level 3, you would be expected to to have some degree of capability in either or both musicianship/vocal skill or production.
 
You will develop strong vocational and personal competencies, such as working to deadlines, time management and project planning, independent study and professional communication, in order to prepare for roles within the Music industry or for further study at University level and beyond.
 
 

WHAT WILL I DO ON THE MUSIC PRODUCTION & PERFORMANCE COURSE?

  • Learn to apply Logic Pro skills to sequencing, drum programming, sampling, audio recording and remixing in a studio environment 
  • Record and collaborate with established artists
  • Develop your songwriting in a variety of styles and genres
  • Explore different careers in the music industry
  • Perform at venues across the South Coast 
  • Work on artist development and marketing 
  • Explore sounds design for video and games
  • Work with Brighton record labels
  • Build a professional portfolio of recordings
  • Release your music
  • Previous guests include DJ Skitz, MC Harry Shotta, Tru Thoughts and Rough Trade

HOW LEVEL 2 AT DV8 WORKS:

Our primary intentions for young people on Level 2 studies are:
a) Securing GCSE grade 4 or above in English and/or Maths b) achievement of a meaningful vocational Level 2 qualification c) Excellent preparation for progression to Level 3 To this end, from Sept. 2020, DV8 will deliver Level 2 vocational programmes over (up to) 2 academic years

Year 1

  • Learners will study a Level 2 Extended Certificate in their vocational area alongside relevant English and/or Maths qualifications (working towards Grade 4 in GCSE)
  • Learners who achieve their GCSE at grade 4 or above (or equivalent) in year 1 will gain immediate progression to Level 3

Year 2

  • Learners who require another retake English and/or Maths qualifications will go onto a second year of Level 2 vocational studies, working to a higher vocational award of Level 2 Diploma
  • Progression to Level 3 will be targeted with the learner and agreed based on English/Maths outcomes and attainment in the vocational area

AT LEVEL 2 I WILL:

• Achieve L2 Diploma in Music Performance & Production
• Gain a firm foundation in Logic Pro production and studio production 
• Develop your voice as an artist in production and performance
• Build an understanding of various roles within the music industry
• Progress to Level 3

LEVEL 2 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A previous Level 1 qualification and/or GCSE Grades 2-3 - subject to interview​

HOW LEVEL 3 AT DV8 WORKS:

Our primary intentions for young people on Level 3 studies are:

a) Developing meaningful vocational skills based on early stage career progression goals
b) Year 1 is for the completion of a Subsidiary Diploma with a review to going on to a 2nd year of a full Extended Diploma.
c) To secure between 48 & 144 UCAS tariff points as part of Higher Education progression options

AT LEVEL 3 I WILL:

• Achieve RSL L3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Performance & Production (1st year)
• Achieve RSL L3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production (2nd year)
• Create a portfolio of professional recordings
• Complete a Relevant work experience placement
• Perform at a variety of venues and events
• Progress to university level courses or seek a career in the music industry, including Engineering, Production, Performance and Management

LEVEL 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A previous Level 2 qualification and/or GCSE Grades 4-9 (inc. English & maths) - subject to interview

EXAM BOARD INFORMATION

WHAT OUR PREVIOUS STUDENTS SAY

I've really enjoyed being able to make each project fit around my particular interests in music. Building my production skills and collaborating with Media students has allowed me to develop a soundtrack portfolio I can take to potential employers
Anna
Music Student
From being at Dv8 Sussex I’ve achieved great things such as performing at the De La Warr Pavilion to supporting Rodney P and DJ Skitz. I’ve also learnt producing, recording properly and being able to give it a pre-master and mix just so it sounds that little bit better
Marcus
Music Student