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Music (Performing) - BTEC Level 3 at Bishop Milner Catholic College

Course description

Are you passionate about contemporary music and want to pursue a career in the industry as a performer or producer?This course will provide you with the ideal preparation to enter the music industry having developed a broad range of skills from live performance to marketing and promotion.Ideally you will have some experience of playing an instrument or singing and be looking to broaden and strengthen these musical skills and developing your music knowledge.

Course content

What will I study during the AS course & how will it be assessed?

Unit 23 Music Performance Techniques

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop their techniques for both solo and group performance, from practice through to performance.This unit focuses on two areas: firstly the ability to play or sing with fluency, and secondly arriving at that point through a logical and structured practice routine. Tone production, timing and rhythmic control are fundamental to this unit.

Unit 33: Solo Music Performance Skills

This unit enables the learner’s continued development of the specific skills required by a solo performer. Coaching enables learners to develop high levels of technical skill and a varied repertoire appropriate for the target audience.

Unit 17: Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry

The aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop their knowledge of the types of marketing strategies used by music organisations. Learners will then apply their learning to the marketing of a recording production or performance event.

Unit 40: Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble

The aim of this unit is to develop learners’ abilities to work together in musical ensembles.This practical unit explores the nature of ensemble work by allowing learners to become part of a musical ensemble concentrating on the process of working together to produce a musically and artistically satisfying result.

Unit 24: Music Project

In this unit, learners are required to plan, prepare for and deliver a large-scale music performance. Learners will undertake appropriate responsibilities, working both individually and as part of a team. From the marketing manager to the stage manager, from the composers to the performers, all roles are equally as important.

Unit 30: Pop Music in Practice

This unit is designed to enable learners to expand their knowledge of pop music. Learners will know different styles and genres of pop music and how pop music has developed through different eras through rehearsal and performance. The term ‘pop music’ is used here to refer to the music, predominantly songs, that have formed the backbone of the music recording industry from 1950 to the present day. It includes the many and varied forms of blues, rock ‘n’ roll, rock, country and western, soul, rap, dance, urban and new wave styles of music.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSE Passes

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Milner Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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