Music BTEC Level 3 Certificate / Subsidiary Diploma
- 1 to 2 years
- Full Time or Part Time:
- Time Of Day:
- Dates #1:
- 09/09/2013 - 26/06/2015
About This Course
Level: Level 3
You will study a range of music styles and learn new performance skills on the course.
Staff are experienced performers including vocals, guitar, world music, brass and keyboard skills. The Music Academy stands in its own grounds and has a range of fully equipped practice rooms along with a large recital room, a study centre and teaching spaces. Theory classes will be held in a new high spec music technology room. The recording studio enables you to make your own CDs on professional equipment.
You need to have an interest in a wide range of musical styles especially pop music from the 1950s through to the present day. Bring your own instrument to sessions.
Trips include visits to higher education institutions to experience Level 4 / 5 work.
Where Could This Course Take Me?
- In conjunction with other vocational qualifications and/or A Levels, this course could lead you to a Foundation degree or Honours degree in Music or related subjects
- Music production
- Theatre / TV work
- Performance opportunities solo or in groups
The course is a combination of practical and theoretical work. You need to be prepared to work hard at both and be committed to performing in a group.
There are expectations throughout the year that you perform in college organised gigs and shows. All of these performances will be assessed as part of the course.
- Five GCSEs at A* to C. Some prior knowledge of music theory is an advantage
- You must have proven performance / instrument skills.
- All students will be auditioned so we can assess your music performance abilities
One year for the certificate (equivalent to an AS) progressing to the Subsidiary Diploma in year 2 (equivalent to an A Level).
- Music performance techniques
- Live music workshop
- Music project
- Working and developing as a musical ensemble
- Classical or pop music in practice
- Music performance session styles
Opportunities for additional qualifications
- This course can be studied alongside other certificate / Subsidiary courses and A Levels
- Music technology courses and performing arts courses make a very good combination for progression