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Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music at Andover College

Course description

You will study a range of music styles and learn new performance skills. By the end of the course you will have performed in our own studio theatre and at a variety of other venues, culminating in the creation and promotion of a substantial music event.Staff are experienced professional performers including vocals, guitar, world music, brass and keyboard skills.
The Music Academy stands in its own grounds and has a range of fully equipped practice rooms along with a large recital room, a study centre and teaching spaces.

Theory classes will be held in a new high spec music technology room. The recording studio enables you to make your own CDs on professional equipment.

The course is a combination of practical and theoretical work. You need to be prepared to work hard at both and it is essential that you are committed to performing in a group.
You need to have an interest in a wide range of musical styles especially pop music from the 1950s through to the present day. Bring your own instrument to sessions.

Throughout the year you will perform in college organised gigs and shows. All of these performances will be assessed as part of the course. Trips include visits to higher education institutions to experience Level 4/5 work.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at A* to C. Some prior knowledge of music theory is an advantageYou must have proven performance/instrument skills. All students will be auditioned so we can assess your music performance abilitiesInterview Required: Yes

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years