Music (Production)

L3 Level 3
Full Time
5 September 2022 — 23 June 2023
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

If you are keen to pursue an exciting career in the music industry, our BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Music Technology is the perfect course for you! Taught at our City Centre Campus, this course will cover a range of topics, which will develop your skills and knowledge of the sector and prepare you for employment. Throughout the duration of the programme, you will work on a variety of different projects, which will give you realistic, work-based scenarios to enhance your industry skills.

This course is suitable for people of all ages wishing to develop and advance their skills in:

  • Music Production
  • Live event organising and marketing
  • Composition and arrangement
  • Music Industry Practices

What you will study

During this Music Technology Course, the following topics will be covered:

  • Music Production Techniques.
  • Live Sound Techniques.
  • Concert Production and Staging.
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques.
  • Sound Creation and Manipulation.
  • Music and sound for Moving Image.
  • Music Technology in Performance.
  • Composing Music.
  • The Sound and Music Industry.
  • Music in Society.
  • Listening Skills for Music Technologists.
  • Music Theory and Harmony.
  • Planning and Delivering a Music Product.
  • Working with Music Notation Packages.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Studio Fees: £65.00

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C including English Language and Maths or a Level 2 Diploma in this discipline at Merit grade or higher, combined with English and Maths GCSEs at grade C or above. You must attend an interview.

Teaching and assessment

There are no exams during this course. Instead, you are continually assessed throughout the year and results are based on practical and written projects.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

5 September 2022

End date

23 June 2023

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

19.5 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation


What our students say

I really want to be a producer but this course has opened up other options in music for me – one of those being events management which is what I’m leaning towards now. I’d say to anyone thinking about being a part of the music programme to give it a go, there’s so much more to it than you think and I’m learning something new every day. You don’t have to be a performer to enjoy it.

Zack Carey
Former Music Technology Level 3 student, now studying Foundation Degree Popular Music Technology at CAVC

Career prospects & further study

£4.5 billion

The music industry is worth £4.5 billion to the UK economy and has grown by 2% since 2017 (UK Music 2018).

After completing this course, you can go on to achieve the Extended Diploma in Music Technology. Many students will also progress onto courses at University and various employment options within the sector.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE