Course Type: Full Time

Level 2 Music

  • Course Code AAA0006
  • Start Date 4th September 2017
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

If you sing, write, play an instrument or make music using digital software, this course is for you. You'll learn more about how to make a living in the music industry or move on to study music at a higher level. , and what you might be able to do to be employed in it.


This is a one year programme, during which time you'll learn about how the 'music business' works as well as developing your practical skills and understanding of the language of music and music production.


 You'll get to you get to make music using instruments, voice or software, and learn how to work independently or with other musicians to turn your musical ideas into songs for live performance or recording. Plus, you'll learn how to plan and promote musical events.


If you don't yet have the GCSE entry requirements to get on the Level 3 course, or if you need to refine your practical music skills, this programme is ideal.


The place of study

Our fantastic Baltic Campus is equipped with some of the best education facilities in the UK. And with high quality training recording studios, rehearsal spaces and a custom built 200 capacity performance theatre, all our music courses are well resourced.

Our facilities are recognised as being among the best in the country. This is one of the reasons that we were chosen as a founder college of the National Skills Academy Creative and Cultural (NSACC), a national network of colleges, companies and venues around the country that aim to improve the skill level within the Creative Industries. We were the only college in the region to be chosen for the network which includes the Royal Albert Hall, The Sage Gateshead and companies behind some of the world's biggest music festivals.

Our status as a founder college means our students get exclusive opportunities such as:
'Production Days' at major venues and festivals
Access to national competitions
A network of industry speakers and advisers

An interview is required and an audition is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

How will I be assessed?

You be assessed on your portfolio of practical work. We'll test your understanding too, using a range of methods, including written and/or aural questioning.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught using a mix of practical workshops, tutorials and assignments.

Qualifications needed

You need GCSE English at Grade 3 (D) or above, with a mix of Grades 2 to 4 (D to F) in other subjects. Vocational qualifications at Level 1 will also be considered. You will also need to demonstrate some musical skill through an audition.

Required experience

We welcome all applicants without any prior experience or knowledge in this area. You will need motivation to achieve and have a passion to gain skills enabling you to progress this as a career in the future.

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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