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Music Performance/Music Events Management at Willenhall E-ACT Academy

Course description

The BTEC National Music Route is more specialised and concentrates on one specific area of Music rather then every aspect. This course will benefit students who are looking to improve their performing skills and possibly learn a new instrument. The Events Management Route is for those students who have an interest in controlling the sound during music events and understanding how instruments work.

Students will be encouraged to attend performances in school and outside of school as this can count as evidence for assignments. Students will also be provided with a range of performance opportunities and trips/visits to appropriate music venues.

Course content

The BTEC National Diploma in Music (equivalent to 2 A-Level) is different to that of the Level 2 Music course as Music is a stand alone subject at Level 3 instead of coming under the performing arts umbrella, although, there may be some collaboration across arts disciplines.

Students studying on the Music Route will be able to choose to focus on the performance aspects of Music or students may prefer to follow the Events Management Route. Both routes are under the title of the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in music but you will specialise in different units of work.

If students opt for the Music route they will be expected to perform in front of a range of audiences on their chosen instrument(s) and will have to work closely with their colleagues. If students opt for the events management route students will be expected to provide sound technology for a range of events and work in the Music Studio both individually and in collaborative projects.

Although, it is important to note that each year the course units are reviewed in order to cater for the group and ensure every student is achieving their ‘personal best’.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Pass Grade at BTEC Level 2 in Performing Arts (Music) or ICT (for the events management route) or a proven interest in music performance or technology. Students must be able to play an instrument to a good standard or should have an interest and experience in Music Technology and events management. Students should enjoy listening, performing/composing and or producing music and setting up sound equipment for various events

Assessment

The BTEC National course is 100% coursework and therefore both Routes do not involve any examinations. Students will have to complete assignments that are designed by the department in order to complete the course. All assignments will need to be completed to at least a Pass Grade in order to complete the course.

Students will be asked to collect evidence to prove that they have completed the work. The following are examples of appropriate evidence: video recordings, CD recordings, written work, photographs and tutor observations.

Students will complete practical and written assessments to achieve their final grade

Further information

Mrs McAllister – Lead Teacher of Music

Ms Neale – Teacher of Music

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Willenhall E-ACT Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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