Course Info

16 - 19
Performing Arts and Music
  • creative

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  • Mode of study:

    Full Time

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  • Duration:

    1 Year

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Course Overview

This course is for aspiring Music Performers or Music Producers with some knowledge of performing or producing music. You will experience an active learning environment where you will be developing your skills as a performer or producer.

You will explore a wide variety of musical subjects that will allow you to experience all aspects of working in the music industry. You will also undertake a range of projects that include live sound set up, composition, production skills, performance skills, and industry experience. You are encouraged to take an experimental and open-minded approach to exploring ideas which challenge and develop creative thinking and music skills.

We have great facilities here at Croydon School of Art, including Mac Suites with Logic Pro and Pro Tools, Digital and Analogue Recording Suites, isolated studios, a range of dynamic and condenser microphones, dedicated rehearsal spaces, and live sound PA systems. You will be taught by music specialists and practitioners who use their breadth of knowledge to support your studies.

Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities.

It’s also important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE. This will be part of all 16-18 year old students’ Study Programme alongside their main vocational or academic qualification and will be discussed with students at interview.

Course Highlights

This course will allow you to have the opportunity to perform at various highly regarded venues. Previous students have performed as warm up acts at Fairfield Hall for internationally recognised artists as well as creating performances at end of year shows within the college.

For producers you will be able to record musicians from all backgrounds with varying musical tastes which will allow you to become a more versatile and experienced producer. You will be working with industry standard software and hardware such as Logic Pro and Pro Tools.

A key distinguishing feature of the college is our links with employers and the ways in which we incorporate this into your learning. Employers attend our popular employability events and you can discuss apprenticeships and progression opportunities in our Employability Hub or in the Apprenticeship Office.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Completion of this course will enable you to progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts (Music) offered by Croydon School of Art.

Alternatively, you can progress on to employment via an internship or an apprenticeship within the creative arts industry.


You will be assessed through a series of public performances and coursework that you will produce throughout the year. Some elements of this course involve capable writing skills.

Formal and informal assessment will take place continually throughout the year with individual and group critiques, peer assessment and group work, regular one to one feedback, and structured guidance will help you to develop your skills and learn quickly, allowing for plenty of opportunities for you to achieve your potential.

Entry Requirements

Three GCSEs at grades 3/D; or

A related Level 1 vocational qualification; and

A GCSE at grade 3/D (or equivalent) in English; or

English and Mathematics assessed at Entry 3 or above by College assessment.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

How To Apply

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