About this course
Available in Music (performance) the Diploma lets you study a broad and stimulating curriculum consisting of a variety of units that are appropriate to your specialism and truly relevant to the modern music industry.
Minimum age normally 16; no upper age limit.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs (grade A*-C) including English Language and Maths.
Two good references (one of which should be academic).
If English is not your first language you must have a British Council English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5.
Where appropriate, students will also undertake Functional Skills qualifications.
In terms of ability on your instrument and your music theory knowledge, you should be around the following level depending on which genre you wish to work in through the ensemble classes:
► Classical: Grade 5 Practical and Theory
► Pop: Grade 5 Practical and Grade 3 Theory
► Jazz: Grade 5 Practical and Grade 4 Theory