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Music - Level Three Extended Diploma Music Performance at Calderdale College

Course description

A two year course that explores music performance, theory & composition. The course is intended to develop potential learners music performance and creativity skills whilst offering a broad insight into potential employment opportunities within the music industry.

You can study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:

Course content

Teaching mainly facilitates the practical workshops in the studio & rehearsal rooms but there are theoretical lectures to support this.

Entry requirements

The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music is an advanced course and is suitable suitable for those with at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C or a relevant level 2 qualification such as BTEC First Diploma, GNVQ Intermediate, NVQ Level 2 or equivalent/relevant work experience. Candidates should be computer literate and play at least one musical instrument. Candidates are encouraged to consider taking up a secondary instrument/vocals whilst on the course in order to maximise development and enhance your learning experience. Instrument & vocal tutoring will be provided as part of the course programme.

Learners need to perform a piece of music on their chosen instrument at an audition.


Continuous practical & academic assessment to suit your needs.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are valued  by employers and Higher Education.  Learners can go onto do a degree  or a HND in subjects such as music,  popular music, and music technology or music production. Employment  opportunities include working in the  music industry as a sound engineer  (studio and live performance). 

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

 or click on the link to apply online

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 February 2015
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