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Music Advanced BTEC Diploma at Derby College

Course description

This course aims to provide a broad skills base for progression to the Extended Diploma in Music.  The main focus is music performance, underpinned by associated theoretical and technical skills, alongside professional development in relation to the music industry.

If you do not have GCSE Maths at grade A*-C, you will also develop your skills in maths.  This will support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills.

Course content

Units studied will include:

  • Music Performance Techniques
  • The Sound and Music Industry
  • Arranging Music
  • Aural Perception Skills
  • Music and Society
  • Music Performance Session Styles
  • Music Theory and Harmony
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques
  • The Functional Music Keyboard
  • Maths (if necessary)

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language. Alternatively you may have a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction level along with GCSE English Language at grade A*-C.

You must also be able to play an instrument or sing to grade 4 standard, and you will need to attend an audition where your practical skills and music theory knowledge will be assessed.

Assessment

Assessment is 100% through coursework with practical and theoretical-based assignments.

Learners studying maths will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2016

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