This course introduces you to the field of commercial music production and performance and provides opportunities for study at a higher level. You should be enthusiastic and have an active interest in music; and you should also enjoy participation in group activities and be willing to work creatively as a member of a team.
There is a music related residential visit as part of this course. It is possible to take a performance or a technical route as you study the following subjects: live music performance, world theory, music business, sound recording and composition. You will be required to audition for this course.
All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a 'C' grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.
You will learn how to perform popular and world music from a number of genres; how the music industry operates, how to work as part of a team and how to record and mix audio and midi.
Aural Examination, Coursework, E-assessment, Multiple Choice Examination, Oral Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment, Practical Examination, Task-based Controlled Assessment, Written Examination
Four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, preferably including English or Maths; or a Level 1 Diploma at Merit Level. You will also be required to audition for this programme.
After Your Course
Musician, music technician, music journalist.
Level 3 Courses in a related subject. Students usually progress on to Level 3 Diplomas in Music, Performing Arts or Technical Theatre.
Course fees are per year. The current fee information is related to the 2019/20 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2020/21 will be updated in the Spring Term. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Aged 16-18 on 31/08/19
- Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
- Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
- Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
- Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
- Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course