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Music Performance BTEC Foundation / Extended Diploma - Level 3 at Dudley College

Course description

The course provides you with the opportunity to develop your musical, technical and performance skills in both a solo and ensemble environment. You will learn the skills necessary to operate and become successful in the music industry.

While studying on the course you will gain an understanding of the music industry, develop ideas for your own business, operate professional standard studio equipment and compose your own music using industry standard software.
 

Course content

The course provides you with the opportunity to develop your musical, technical and performance skills in both a solo and ensemble environment. You will learn the skills necessary to operate and become successful in the music industry. While studying on the course you will gain an understanding of the music industry, develop ideas for your own business, operate professional standard studio equipment and compose your own music using industry standard software.

Mandatory units:
• Music performance brief
• Music skills development
• Creating a music product
• Music composition brief
• Professional practice in the music industry
• Music in context
• Critical listening.

Entry requirements

You must have 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above, GCSE music would be an advantage and appropriate music experience is essential. You will be required to provide your own specialist musical instruments (excluding drum kit and keyboards).

If you are without the minimum qualifications you may be accepted with appropriate music related background and experience.

Assessment

There will be a combination of assessment methods throughout the course, including:

  • Practical assessments
  • Written assignments
  • Presentations and discussions
  • Externally assessed practical and written work.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555

Future opportunities

We are excited to announce that students can now continue onto our Foundation Degree in Music and Audio

Production that we are running in partnership with Staffordshire University

  • Students can also progress onto Higher Education at university to study a BSc or BA
  • Progression into the music industry.

Career options: Higher Education leading onto mainstream/peripatetic teaching or music therapy. Freelance work as a session musician; private tuition; community music.

 

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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