Full Time Music Diplomas for students aged 16 and over

Further Studies

Further Studies

At HCM Music College we offer full time Level 2 and Level 3 Music Practitioner Diploma qualifications for learners who want to develop their skills within the music industry. Our Music Performance course focuses on learning real music industry skills with an eye on how to pursue a musical career in the future.

These bespoke music qualifications are awarded by Rockschool (RSL) – a globally recognised popular music awarding body and are fully accredited.

Every single unit at Level 2 and 3 has been specifically created to address the needs of the modern music industry. Alternatively, students can progress onto University after completing a Music Practitioner Qualification at Level 3 which carries UCAS Points. All assessments are based on coursework (units) rather than exams.

With constant support we encourage all of our students to strive to achieve the best results possible and to learn all of the crucial elements needed to be a success in the music industry. All HCM tutors are music industry professionals themselves with many years of experience. They will act as coach, role model and mentor to students maintaining consistently high standards for all students to aspire to.

What will I learn?
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WHAT WILL I LEARN ON THE COURSE?

We teach you to have a portfolio style career based around areas such as performance, music technology, event management, songwriting and all aspects of music business, to name but a few.

LOCATIONS OF OUR MUSIC DIPLOMA COURSES

We provide our Music Diploma courses at three campuses, Ware, Letchworth, and Milton Keynes. All our music diploma courses are delivered in partnership with Milton Keynes College. Our campuses comprise of fully equipped rehearsal rooms, performance areas, lecture theatre and iMac suites.

WHAT WILL I USE?

Guitarists/Bassists are expected to bring their own instruments, however at HCM we work closely with leading manufacturers in the industry so you will have access to Orange, Marshall, Line 6, Vox, and Peavey Amps, Roland TD and Yamaha DTX drum kits, Yamaha digital pianos, Shure, AKG & Lewitt mics, as well as a whole range of industry leading product and software including Logic.

AM I THE RIGHT KIND OF STUDENT?

The Level 2 & 3 Music Performance diplomas are suitable for guitarists, bassists, vocalists, drummers and keyboard/piano players. 

We look for students who are passionate about music and love to play, but are open to improving their technique and skills as a musician.

Our students are expected to embrace new genres and styles and work towards becoming not only an all round musician, but one who also has a much broader understanding of the music industry as a whole.

WHAT CAN I DO WHEN I FINISH THE COURSE?

HCM Music College has an excellent reputation in developing young musicians and preparing them for work or continuing their education.

Many students have gone on to develop their careers via specialist music universities such as ICMP London. Some students have become working musicians, some have gone on to teach their chosen instrument and many have moved into other areas of the Music Industry.

 

Music Performance Course

MUSIC PERFORMANCE COURSES FOR LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 3 DIPLOMAS

Our Music Performance courses are vocational qualifications at Level 2 and 3 awarded by Rockschool (RSL). They are designed for students who want to develop their music performance skills and gain a broader understanding of the music industry.

Our diploma courses are an alternative to sixth form or other college based courses. We are a specialist Music College with strong links within the music industry. We hope to inspire and develop the musical aspirations of our students.

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Electronic Music Producer Course

EMP COURSES FOR LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA

The Electronic Music Producer (EMP) course takes place over three 10 week terms and is perfect if you want to be a Remixer, DJ, MC, Rapper, Beatboxer or Urban Songwriter.

Covering the following music styles: Electronic Dance Music (EDM), Rap, House, Garage, Grime, Dub Step and Glitch. Our fully equipped tuition suites provide all you need to drop your next beat.

Courses are taught using Logic Pro X and Ableton Live.

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In association with

European Union
Milton Keynes College
RSL Awarding the Contemporary Arts

Enrol on a course

If you would like to enquire about lessons at the Hertfordshire College of Music, please contact us on 01920 460646 or by email to learn@h-c-m.co.uk.

Alternatively you can contact us using the form shown. You can enrol at any point during the term and we are ready to answer any questions you may have about enrolling in music instrument lessons with us.

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