Music Programme

BTEC Level 3 triple

Course Description

A combination course or performance and production, with additional units focused on student’s career pathway choices. 

Pathways can include: 

  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Studio recording
  • Event management
  • Formal graded examinations

This course is designed for students who desire a career in the music industry and/or have ambitions to study at university. 

The department has professional links with 

  • Music festivals
  • Recording studios
  • Radio stations
  • Music promoters
  • Venues.

Throughout the course you will be provided with opportunities to perform at the highest level. 

Music Skills Development – Performing as an ensemble, creating musical material & using musical styles.  

Planning a career in the music industry 

Personal Music Profile – Using development plans to refine skills, producing a personal project, using material for self-promotion and networking. 

Collaborative Music Project – Undertaking a defined technical project role, using creative collaboration to develop a project, Producing a collaborative project.

One year – Foundation Diploma 

Two years – Extended Diploma 

  • Creative composition and arrangement
  • Research into music technology
  • Understanding of the recording process
  • Multi-track studio work
  • Understanding of music software
  • Sequencing, sampling and synthesisers

This is a full-time course.

  • College Choir
  • Individual instrumental lessons
  • Radio Station visits
  • Rock Workshop
  • Other music groups/workshops
  • Visits to Quay West Studio
  • Higher Education courses in Music, Music Technology, Performing Arts or combined subjects
  • Music college
  • Other degree courses
  • Jobs in the music industry
  • Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9
  • An ability to read music at a basic level would be an advantage.

Coursework and practical assessments.

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