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Music (Technology) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Coulsdon Sixth Form College

Course description

The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma course is made up of six units. The core unit in Studio Production, forms part of a major project and culminates in students producing an industry standard album. The course is equivalent to one A Level so students are expected to take it with two other Level 3 courses. When students finish the course they can choose whether to get a job straight away or go into Higher Education first.

Students go into careers such as Music Management, Teaching, Performance and Production.

Course content

The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma course is made up of six units: music production techniques, sequencing, systems and techniques, live sound techniques, sound creation and manipulation and back line technical management.

The core unit in studio production forms part of a major project and culminates in students producing an industry standard album. 

Entry requirements

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accpeted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.

In addition to the general entry requirements for this subject, students should have previous experience of making or producing music and a passion for the music creation process. They should also have basic keyboard skills, which will help with the MIDI-sequencing, which is an integral part of the studio production process.

Students will be asked to bring examples of music they have produced or recorded to their interview.

Assessment

The course is assessed by 100% coursework, including portfolios, journals, audio and video evidence, presentations, accounts and evaluations.

The exam board for the course is Pearson BTEC.

Future opportunities

Students could take this course to prepare for degree courses in Music or more general higher education courses, as the course offers skills that are useful in lots of subjects. With further training students could go into a job directly related to Music such as a Sound Engineer, Audio Technician, Musician, Music Therapist or Teacher of Music. The course will also help students develop the skills, understanding and knowledge for entering today's workforce across many industries. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coulsdon Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017
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