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Music Level 3 Diploma

Level 3 Applied Courses

Music Performance gives you the chance to experience and develop a knowledge of what it is to work in the music industry. As a music student, you will be playing and performing in ensemble groups, both in and out of the college.

You will learn using a practical approach the requirements of working within a creative field, while developing your knowledge of the career opportunities that are available in this constantly evolving industry.

Whether you are interested in a future career in music, or are simply passionate about the subject, this course is an excellent choice, giving you transferrable skills that are valued by higher education and employers alike.


This course is an Extended Certificate (60 credits) equivalent to one A Level.

 

Course Content

Music Performance gives you the chance to experience and develop a knowledge of what it is to work in the music industry. As a music student, you will be playing and performing in ensemble groups, both in and out of the college. You will learn, using a practical approach, the requirements of working within a creative field, while developing your knowledge of the career opportunities that are available in this constantly evolving industry.

You will get the chance to compose and perform your own pieces, as well develop or extend your current theoretical knowledge. The course is taught within excellent purpose built facilities, which include rehearsal rooms and a music technology computer suite equipped with audio and MIDI interfaces, amplifiers, PA systems, drum kits and additional percussion. You will be given the opportunity to perform within the fully equipped and professionally lit music stage. Should you be a musician who has an interest in a future career in music, then the music course is an excellent choice worth considering.


Assessment

  • 25% Exam
  • 75% Coursework
  • Exam Board: Edexcel

Special Features

As well as the course content, being a Music student will also open up a wealth of other opportunities within the department.  We run six Open Mic events every year and two large-scale performance evenings, we welcome visiting speakers from the music industry and host workshops by music colleges and university Music departments.

Entry Requirements

  • At least 5 GCSE at Grade 4, including GCSE English and GCSE Maths.
  • Grade 4 in GCSE Music, or equivalent, if taken.
  • A successful audition set by the Music department.

Please note; you may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2021/2022 course costs. 

Special Features

Students who complete this course can progress to higher education including Music or Music Management degrees or employment in the music industry.

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