Music

BTEC Level 3

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

Excellent preparation for further study in Music and a career in the music industry.

Develop your practical skills, music theory knowledge, music industry knowledge and music software skills.

Learn about a wide range of popular music styles including Rock ‘n’ Roll, Britpop, Motown and Rock, as well as composing your own music and learning how the industry works.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Develop your skills in all areas of music, with a strong focus on performance and theoretical aspects of the subject. Solo performance with an individual instrumental lesson, music theory, composition, freelance musicianship, sequencing, the history of popular music and sound recording.  Group rehearsals and workshops, live performances and multi-track recordings throughout the academic year. Music marketing and production management.

An 18-unit Extended Diploma includes a strong focus on Music Technology. If this option is taken it is not anticipated students would also study A-Level Music Technology as content will overlap.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Solo and group performances, presentations, podcasts, tutor observations, blogs and written coursework. As this a vocational course, you will be continually assessed – every piece of work you do will contribute to your final grade.

 

PROGRESSION

Further study of Performance, Composition, Music Technology and Production at university. Other avenues could include Media, Broadcasting, Business, Marketing and Management. Work as a performer, composer, producer, technician or as a journalist.