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Music Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at Tavistock Community College

Course description

The first year of this course is equivalent to an AS level; the student may continue to study for a second year in order to earn an A2 level equivalent qualification. The course is split into a series of units, with three studied per year. The units are as follows: • Unit 4: Aural Perception skills: Within this unit you will learn the Music Theory skills that help you become a well-rounded musician. This ranges from interval training to chord structures. • Unit 22: Music Performance Session Styles: You are put into a real world situation as a Session Musician who has been booked to play different styles of Music. This develops your performance and stylistic skills while relying heavily on time management. • Unit 23: Music Performance Techniques: This unit explores and develops the skills needed to be a performance Musician. You will keep a log of your practice and have time to reflect on your own performances. • Unit 24: Music Project: This unit combines Music performance with promotion and marketing. You are performing at two gigs so how will you get the word out there and promote your music? • Unit 33: Solo Music Performance Skills: Here you are showing us what amazing performers you are by putting together a 30 minute solo performance. You choose the theme, the programme and how you would like to perform your songs. • Unit 40: Developing as a Musical Ensemble: Team work, communication and preparation are all vital areas needed to be a successful musician. In this unit you will perform songs through the ages while working in an ensemble.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades including a merit or distinction in BTEC Music level 2 or a grade C or above in Music GCSE


Performances, log books, media work such as websites, leaflets and posters.

Future opportunities

A degree in Music or Musical Theatre, teaching qualifications, session work, sound engineering work/qualifications, Music School, West End Pit Work, Cruise Ships Entertainment, Composer, Events Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tavistock Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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