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Music BTEC Level 3 at Franklin College

Course description

Year 1 This course is designed to develop music skills for performance as well as developing knowledge and experience in music theory and business. Students are encouraged to form groups and bands and perform both in and out of college. Modules will include music performance techniques, solo music performance and aural perception. In your first year you will be expected to perform and as this is a performance related course you will be required to supply your own instrument and to undertake instrumental tuition throughout the year. Year 2 In the second year of the course you will go on to study three more units which may include: music composition, music performance session styles, sound and music industry, developing music theory, musical theatre, singing techniques, developing as an ensemble. Students will complete logbooks, practice diaries, performances and research as part of the course assessment.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent to include English Language and a good pass at GCSE or BTEC Music Level 2 is essential. You should be able to demonstrate your instrumental or singing skills (equivalent to grade 4 ABRSM Practical or Rock School) and a basic knowledge of reading music notation (equivalent to grade 2 ABRSM Theory). On some occasions where this is not available, other musical qualifications or a strong musical ability may be taken into consideration or an informal audition maybe required.


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Future opportunities

BTEC music qualifications are considered for certain university music and music technology courses when taken in conjunction with other qualifications and lead naturally onto HND qualifications.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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