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Subsidiary Diploma / Extended Diploma in Creative Music Industry (Performing)


Course Overview

If music is your passion, this exciting modern music course could enable you to pursue a career in the music industry. You will need to sing or play an instrument already. Our facilities include 150 seat theatre, practice rooms, recording studios and Apple Mac suites. Learn and develop technical skills and benefit from the knowledge and experience of tutors and technicians who are actively working in the music industry. Benefit from meeting like-minded peers, develop your musicality, creativity and learn new skills to prepare you for a career in the music industry.Previous students have won three 1st prizes in the MUSIC SKILLS NI Inter College competitions as well as Gold and Silver in the UK World Skills Popular Music in recent years.
  • Start Date
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: RSL Level 3 Sub Diploma in the Creative Music Industry (Performing)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • Rehearsing music
  • Improvising music
  • Collaborative project
  • Performing music live
  • Listening to music
  • Improving instrumental performance
  • Performing as a session musician
  • Music theory
  • Understanding musical styles
  • Live event logistics
  • Music promotion
  • Using a keyboard with a digital audio workstation
  • Practical musicianship
  • Creating a social media (content) strategy
  • Planning for a career in music
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above), OR Level 2 Diploma in Music

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above); OR Leaving Cert Applied – Merit, OR Level 2 Diploma in Music

Work Placement

International partnership projects over many years with music colleges in Finland, Estonia and Scotland have created exciting opportunities for travel and cultural exchange which have benefitted many students.

What's Next?

Further Study

Upon successful completion you may progress to higher level courses such as our own HNDs in Music and Music Production or to a degree course at university. Many of our HND students have topped up to a full honours degree with just one additional year of study in England – through our articulation agreements with Leeds College of Music and Leeds Beckett.

Career Prospects

This course will provide you with an opportunity to gain a qualification and skills which can lead to working in the industry in a variety of careers.Past students are currently working as performers, studio producers, lecturers, live sound engineers, road managers, songwriters, composers, recording engineers, college technicians and session musicians.


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    There’s such a social and friendly atmosphere at the college. My lecturers are extremely supportive and the facilities are first class.
    Leroy Grant (Barbering)
  • Image of Suzanne Ramage
    When I finish my Foundation Degree I plan to progress to University and do a Bio-Medical Degree and eventually work in a forensic lab.
    Suzanne Ramage

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