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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music at Birmingham Ormiston Academy

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music is an intensive and exciting 2 year course, delivered by highly qualified teaching staff.

This qualification has a strong practical basis giving students the opportunity to develop their personal potential and acquire a wide range of practical skills which will support further study or entry into employment in relevant industries. The course makes extensive use of BOA’s excellent resources including a Recital room, 11 practice rooms and a Recording Studio. This is a specialist programme and is aimed at students who already have a passion for and experience of music.

What will I learn on the course?

  • Theory and Harmony
  • Solo and Ensemble Performance
  • Music Production Techniques
  • Composition and Song writing
  • Singing or Instrumental Techniques
  • Event Management and Promotion

How is the course structured?

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music consists of 18 specific skill units over 2 years, which are individually assessed with Pass, Merit or Distinction grades.

How will I study?

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music is entirely coursework based and so students will build up a portfolio of evidence such as; written work, video recordings, photographs and audio recordings.

BOA works in partnership with a range of performing arts providing students with opportunities to further enhance their vocational skills.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this course will be based on evidence collected in student log books, written reports, presentations, recorded material (both audio and video) and observation. All work must be submitted for the given deadlines and only one chance will be given for resubmission in accordance with BTEC.

Entry requirements

Admission to BOA is via an aptitude workshop within a specialist pathway. No prior experience is required.

We are unable to take students who will have reached the age of 20 before completion of the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Ormiston Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years