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Music at Grimsby Institute

Course description

Some people think that a career in the Music industry is all about getting up and performing, of course you need to be passionate about music, but with so many different career choices available, you don’t necessarily need to be able to play an instrument to have a great career in music.

Studying music at the Grimsby Institute gives you an invaluable insight into the Music industry and all its related areas.

The tutors are all  heavily involved in the music business themselves and you’ll gain first-hand knowledge of the mechanics of this fascinating and thriving industry.

Course content

This course includes work in performance, technology, composition and the music industry.

Learners will perform live, produce digital recordings and learn about music promotion as well as sound mixing.

Theoretical aspects include the application of harmony, understanding musical influences and the development of musical instruments and our learners are encouraged to take part in live performances.

The Entry Level and Level 1 course in Creative Arts covers a broad range of areas including Music, Media, Performing Arts and Art and Design and will provide on to  Level 2 and then Level 3 in any of these subjects.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual's previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process.

The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.

Entry Level 3 Programmes

No formal entry qualifications but subject to approval from the Foundation Learning Assessment Team.
 

Level 1 Programmes

GCSEs grade E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.
 

Level 2 Programmes

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.
 

Level 3 Programmes

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2.

Future opportunities

Anyone wanting to continue their studies can progress on to a degree in their preferred specialist area, for example at University Centre Grimsby we offer a BA Creative Music degree that teaches everything you need to know for both the performing musician and anyone interested in the production side.

Today many Musicians are either self-employed or undertake a ‘composite career’ which means they’ll have another career, such as teaching, which they’ll do alongside performance work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grimsby Institute directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016

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