Music Diploma Level 3 (UAL)

Edinburgh College


Milton Road Campus, Sighthill Campus


The University of the Arts London (UAL) Level 3 Diploma in Music (SCQF Level 6), has replaced the college's previous NC 6 Music course.

Its purpose is to give students opportunities to strengthen their experience in several important areas before starting a Higher Education course, here at Edinburgh College or elsewhere. The course is centred on the development of practical skills and relevant knowledge as students work towards collaborative projects. Supporting subject theory is delivered in an engaging way.

Students wishing to focus on classical, traditional or jazz music should apply to the Sighthill campus. Those wishing to focus on popular music can apply to either Sighthill or Milton Road.

What you will learn:

Principles of music performance and production; Critical listening and music composition; The music industry and professional practice; Critical and contextual awareness for music performance and production; Music production in context; Music production in context; Preparation for specialist study in music performance and production; Collaborative music performance project.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English and Music. Basic knowledge of music theory. Grade 4 standard on instrument or voice. Interview. Audition.

Progression Routes

HNC/D Music

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Media, Music and Sound Production

SCQF Level