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Music Practitioner at Ken Stimpson Community School

Course description

Music is core in society all around the globe with millions of pounds being spent every day on CDs, Downloads and Concerts. Where does that money go and ‘who gets what’? In the Rockschool Music Practitioner course you will look at Music Technology as well as the different areas of the Music Industry, how it works and how it affects the music we buy and listen to. You will study key areas of the Music Industry such as Recording Techniques, Radio Production, Event Management, Artist Management and PA Set-ups as well as Music Production and what influences the Music you listen to. If you have a passion for any type of Music it can also lead you into further study or a career within the industry

Course content

Over one year you will study for a Certificate qualification requiring 3 modules as follows:

• Live Music Recording (‘Core’ unit – graded by Rockschool examiner)

• Podcast/Radio Production (‘Optional’ Unit – graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by Rockschool)

• Sequencing and Music Production (‘Optional’ Unit – graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by Rockschool)

Level 3 (1 year ‘Certificate’, 2 year ‘Subsidiary Diploma’ or ‘Diploma’ dependent on experience)

Over one year you will study for a Certificate qualification requiring 3 modules as follows:

• Live Music Recording (‘Core’ unit – graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by Rockschool)

• Podcast/Radio Production (‘Optional’ Unit – graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by Rockschool)

• Sequencing and Music Production (‘Optional’ Unit – graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by Rockschool)

For those progressing to a Subsidiary Diploma or Diploma you will study a further 3-5 modules over the two years working to your own strengths. These are taken from a list including :-

• Listening to Music (‘Optional’ Unit – graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by Rockschool)

• Managing a Music Event (‘Optional’ Unit – graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by Rockschool)

• Live Music Performance (‘Optional’ Unit – graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by Rockschool)

• Composing for Film and Documentary (‘Optional’ Unit – graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by Rockschool)

• Composing Styles (‘Optional’ Unit – graded by KSCS Music staff, moderated by Rockschool)

• Sound Reinforcement/PA systems (‘Optional’ Unit – graded by KSCSusic staff, moderated by Rockschool)

There are also other modules that are possible including those related to careers in the Music Industry, Composing and Dance that it may be possible to study. The Music Practitioner Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and Level 3 Diploma are included in the new Technical Baccalaureate (TechBacc).

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements: Level 3: Minimum of a C in either ICT, Media or Music at Grade C or above (or an equivalent such as BTEC), plus an interest in Music. Level 2: Minimum of an E in English and a D in ICT, plus an interest in Music.

Assessment

There are also other modules that are possible including those related to careers in the Music Industry, Composing and Dance that it may be possible to study. The Music Practitioner Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and Level 3 Diploma are included in the new Technical Baccalaureate (TechBacc).

Future opportunities

With a Rockschool vocational qualification as a music practitioner you will be able to apply for higher level Music or Music Technology-related courses (such as Rockschool or BTEC Level 4/5) or, alternatively, it will give you the required skills to look into initial employment within the Music Industry. It will also provide you with the National Occupational Standards relating to: • Community Arts • Cultural Venue Operations • Live Events and Promotion • Music Business (Record Labels) • Technical Theatre

Further information

Level: Levels 2 and 3 Duration: 1 - 2 years Qualification: Rockschool Music Practitioner Level 2 or 3 Entry Requirements: Level 3: Minimum of a C in either ICT, Media or Music at Grade C or above (or an equivalent such as BTEC), plus an interest in Music. Level 2: Minimum of an E in English and a D in ICT, plus an interest in Musi

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ken Stimpson Community School directly.

Last updated date: 24 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Sixth Form Administrator
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01733765950
    • Email address:
    • A.Billitt@kscs.org.uk

Venues

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    • Ken Stimpson Community School is a single site school which is endowed with superb facilities, some of which are shared with Werrington District Library and Werrington Sports & Recreation Centre. The school has access to sports facilities, multiple computer suites, drama studios, music classrooms and practice spaces, dance theatres and performance areas all of which would be less likely to be found in a more traditional school. In addition to our well equipped and resourced teaching blocks we also have a two-court, floodlit astroturf area and extensive playing fields.