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Music Practitioners (Performance & Production) Rockschool Level 2 Diploma at Kidderminster College

Course description

This course provides learners, who for whatever reasons, are not quite ready for Level 3 Music Performance, Music Technology or DJ Production.  Within one year, if learners are committed and persistent throughout the course they will acquire the various skills that will provide the necessary foundations to not only be accepted onto Level 3 music programmes, but also to hit the ground running with a large amount of skill and ability.  Learners are given the choice to either specialise in Music Performance or Music Technology, creating a tailored learning pathway. 

Course content

Music Performance

-Live music performance
-Music rehearsal skills
-Instrumental study
-Basic music theory & harmony

Music Technology

-Using a digital audio workstation
-Music sequencing and production
-Live sound exploration
-Listening to music

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths at grades D-G or above or equivalent qualifications such as adult literacy and numeracy are also accepted.

Interview and an audition including an instrument of the learners choice/vocalists auditioning with backing tracks etc. A listening exercise alongside a short music theory test will also be a part of the interview process.


Completion of practical assignements and coursework.

Financial information

Tours, trips, viisits and workshops (optional). Instruments and microphones, drumsticks and cymbals are essential.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music, Music Technolgy or DJ Production

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The college is based in a stunning, modern building, with teaching rooms and specialist facilities on four floors surrounding a beautiful, glass-covered central atrium. You will find well-equipped classrooms, studios, workshops and performance spaces as well as state-of-the-art IT. High quality catering is available in the magnificent Terrace café in the centre of the college