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Music: BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Music (Block D) at The Folkestone Academy

Course description

This course will provide good preparation if you are planning to enter employment directly in the music sector. The first of three mandatory units you will study is a music performance brief; the second is a music composition brief and the third covers professional practice in the music industry. The optional unit is a solo performance. Throughout the duration of the course you will receive an additional instrumental lesson on voice, guitar, piano, or percussion.

Course content

This course comprises four units, three of which are mandatory and two of which are assessed externally.

Unit 1 (M) - Music performance and brief

Unit 4 (M) - Music composition brief

Unit 5 (M) - Professional practice in the music industry

Unit 17 - Solo performance

Unit 2 (M) Music skills development

Unit 3 (M) - Creating a music product

Unit 6 (M) - Music in context

Unit 13 - Music promotion

Entry requirements

GCSE at Grade 5+ or BTEC/NCFE at Merit+ in a music- related discipline, as well as Grade 4 in GCSE English. Candidates without a Level 2 qualification in a music-related discipline will be considered through interview.

Assessment

Assignment - set and assessed internally (12.5%)
 
Assignment - set and assessed externally (16.5%%)
 
Assignment - set and assessed externally (12.5%%)
 
Assignment - set and assessed internally (8.5%)
 
Assignment - set and assessed internally (12.5%)
 
Assignment - set and assessed internally (12.5%)
 
Assignment - set and assessed externally (16.5%)
 
Assignment - set and assessed internally (8.5%)

Future opportunities

This course provides excellent progression routes into higher education or employment.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 13 November 2017
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