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Music Practice: Level 3 Extended Diploma at NESCOT

Course description

This course is aimed at learners with an interest in developing their musical skills across the disciplines of performance, composition and theory. Applicants should be either an instrumentalist or a vocalist with a basic level of performance skills.

Course content

Through both solo and ensemble performance opportunities, learners will develop into balanced musicians with an ability to function in numerous musical roles. The course is stylistically neutral, with learners studying, exploring and integrating ideas from a wide range of musical traditions, genres and ideals. Thus it is vital that they are open to experimentation beyond their preferred genre.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English, or Level 2 at Merit plus English and maths, and an audition.

Applicants should be instrumentalists or vocalists with basic performance skills.

Future opportunities

Learners taking this course will most likely go on to further study at Nescot or at another HE institution. Learners may pursue careers as session musicians, composers, music educators or as performers.

Potential career routes in the Music industry:

  • Agent
  • Backstage crew
  • Box office staff
  • Musician
  • Composer
  • DJ
  • Entertainer
  • Licensing and royalty collection
  • Lighting designer
  • Music manager/director
  • Music teacher
  • Performer, recording artist
  • Producer (live events)
  • Producer-engineer (music)
  • Production manager
  • Record label manager
  • Record retail manager
  • Recording industry producer
  • Rigger
  • Singing coach
  • Songwriter
  • Sound engineer
  • Sound technician
  • Studio management
  • Tour manager

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.

Last updated date: 26 August 2016
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    • By Road:
      Nescot is located just off the A240 (Reigate Road), close to the junction with the A24 (Ewell Bypass).  The College is just five miles inside the M25 (Junction 9).
      There is a large, free car park for use by students and visitors.

      By Rail:
      Nescot is served by two mainline railway stations.
      Ewell East (Southern Railway)
      Ewell East is a two-minute walk from the College from a public footpath leading off Platform 2.  Trains run every half-hour from London Victoria.
      Ewell West (South West Trains)
      Ewell West, which is 15 minutes walk from the College, is on the main line from London Waterloo.

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