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Music Practice BTEC Level 3 Diploma at West Herts College

Course description

Calling all singers, guitarists, bass players, keyboard players, and drummers. This music course has been developed especially for you!

We can help you prepare for the presentation of live performances. You’ll improve your skills as a musician, learn new and different styles of music and improve your ability to play with groups of musicians. You’ll also learn a lot about the music industry in general.

You should be interested in a career in the music industry or related fields. But this course will also suit people looking to take their talent in a new direction.

Course content

Core subjects include:

  • Genres of popular music

  • Band studies

  • Music industry

  • Improvisation

  • Theory and harmony

  • Music around the world

  • Instrumental study

In readiness for your next step, whether that’s working life or further study, you’ll also take part in GAP work experience and look towards improving your English and maths skills in a practical setting.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs (A*-C) including English or maths, or Level 2 Diploma in music or performing arts, You will be invited to showcase your talents to our course tutors, and will also be required to attend a course introduction meeting.

Future opportunities

Examples of further study include: HND Music at College, BA(Hons) Popular Music and Recording, BA(Hons) Jazz Studies and/or BTEC HND in Music Instrument Technology. You could be ready to launch your career straight away, whether that’s performing, teaching, composing and arranging, technical support or management and administration. There’s also a range opportunities in the publishing and retail sectors.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 May 2016
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