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Music (Performing) BTEC Level 3 Subsidary Diploma at Queen Katharine Academy

Course description

The BTEC music technology course offers a wide range of units that cover composition, analysis and using the recording studio as well as developing independent working skills and working as part of a team. This course is designed for students that wish to work in the music industry, work on sound or go onto further study. As a department we have a highly successful history and ensure all of our students achieve their potential

Course content

This course allows students a sound grounding in a number of areas whilst still exploring the subject in depth. Students will gain a broad knowledge of music through-

 • Acquiring the necessary skills, knowledge and language to create, develop and present high quality personal work

.• Understanding different genres and styles that could influence personal development

The units for this course include:

Music Perfomance Techniques
Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble
Music Project
Marketing and Promotion in the music Industry
Popular Music in Practice
Music Perfomance Session Styles


Entry requirements

You will need 5 A* to C grades at GSCE or equivalent. Preferably English and Math's. You will also need a C grade or above in GCSE Music plus grade 4 standard on an instrument or voice. Students must be prepared for frequent live performances on their instrument or voice


This is a pure coursework assessed course with 2 mandatory units and 4 optional ones. Core units include Music Performance Techniques, and Working and Developing as a musical ensemble. Optional Units include Music Project, Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry, Music Performance Session Styles, Pop Music in Practice.

Future opportunities

You'll learn and obtain skills that can be used in a wide range of careers such as: Musician, Editor, Singer, Songwriter, Specialist teacher etc.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2015
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