Overview top

This programme of study is a  progression from the 90 credit Venue Performing/Studio Studies course and is broadly equivalent to 3 GCSE AS Levels and is particularly suited for those interested in music performance, music technology and the music industry.

The course provides a programme of study manageable in a year so that learners can bank and then build on their achievement, and will give learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.


You will study a range of subjects such as music performance, producing live sound and recording music, the music industry and music theory. There are also many regular performances during the academic year at South Tyneside College's music venue and at external venues such as South Shields Amphitheatre as part of the summer festival.

Course Content:

  • Unit D8: Using Development Plans To Refine Skills
  • Unit D9: Producing A Personal Project 
  • Unit D10: Using Material For Self Promotion and Networking 
  • E11: Undertaking a defined technical role 
  • E12: Using creative collaboration to develop a project
  • E13: Producing a collaborative project  

Entry Requirements top

First year Level 3 qualification in Music (90 credit).

Assessment top

Units are assessed throughout the course through both internal and external moderation.

Professional Opportunities top

You can progress onto our level 4 HNC programme or other level 4 music courses.

You will gain industry experience by performing in numerous shows both internally in our performance venue as well as externally at music venues around the borough. 

Each year there are workshops and masterclasses with professional musicians from the industry. Recently we have had Steve White (Paul Weller, The Who and Oasis), John Waugh (The 1975) and Yolanda Charles (Mick Jagger, Robbie Williams, and Nicole Scherzinger) into the department to chat and play for the students.

Further Information top