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Music (Performance) BTEC Level 3 at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 in Music (Performance) is a two year course which enables the student to develop the core knowledge and musical skills relevant to the contemporary professional music world through practical projects, activities and experiences. The 3 modules studied in year 1 lead to a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Music (Performance) (AS equivalent); the three in year 2 lead to a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music (Performance) (A level equivalent)

This course enables those students who studied BTEC Performance at level 2 to continue their studies at a higher level. Nonetheless, the course is also open to experienced musicians who wish to expand their musical skills and knowledge through a practically focused medium. The course will have a clear contemporary flavour, but will encompass a wide range of genres. The ability to sing or play a musical instrument is essential. The course will be taught in Ysgol Plasmawr

Course content

Year 1: BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Music (Performance) (AS equivalent)

Unit 23: Music Performance Techniques (Mandatory Unit): developing vocal and/or instrumental techniques through structured practice; using correct techniques in solo or group performance and musical interpretation.

Unit 15: Live Music Workshop: planning and running a music workshop which will lead to the creation and performance of new music. It will enable the students to research the performance process and to experiment with new ideas.

Unit 30 Pop Music in Practice: studying, rehearsing and performing relevant and original works, and as a consequence becoming familiar with the key characteristics and creators of pop music styles.

Year 2: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music (Performance) (A-level equivalent)

Unit 33 Solo Music Performance Skills (Specialist Unit): choosing appropriate pieces for performance; understanding the processes required in preparing for an extended performance; presenting an extended performance.

Unit 12 Improvising Music: understanding the stylistic elements relating to improvisation in a variety of genres; developing techniques for improvising in contrasting styles; improvising in response to stimulus or another musician.

Unit 24 Music Project: plan, prepare and present a large-scale music project, undertaking appropriate responsibilities both individually and as part of a team.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2015

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