What will I learn?
You will study a range of music styles and learn new performance skills. By the end of the course you will have performed in our own studio theatre and at a variety of other venues, culminating in the preparation and delivery of a substantial music event.
Lecturing staff are experienced professional performers including vocal, guitar, world music, brass and keyboard skills. Our Music Academy stands in its own grounds and has a range of fully equipped practise 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.
After year one you will gain a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music (equivalent to one A Level).
After year two you will gain a Diploma in Music (equivalent to two A Levels).
- Music performance techniques
- Music theory and harmony
- Contemporary song writing techniques
- Aural perception skills
- Improvising music
- Live music workshop
- Working and developing as a musical ensemble
- Classical or pop music in practice
- Music performance session styles
Visits / Performance
There are expectations throughout the year that you perform organised gigs and shows. All of these performances will be assessed as part of the course. Trips include visits to higher education institutions to experience Level 4/5 work.
What grades will I need?
- Five GCSEs at A*-C/9-4 and audition
- Some prior knowledge of music theory is an advantage
Where will it lead me?
- Higher Education in conjunction with other vocational qualifications and/ or A Levels
- This course could lead you to a Foundation degree an Honours degree in music or a related subject
- Music production
- Events management
- Industry promotions
There are opportunities to add a certificate in:
- Events Support
- Subsidiary Diplomas
- A Levels in a variety of subjects