Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music at Leeds City College
This course has recently moved from Leeds College of Music.
Develop your raw talent into what you want to achieve. Choose your preffered genre of classical, jazz or pop whilst exploring topics as varied as ensemble skills, performance techniques and composition.
Although practical music skills development is a core aspect of the course, you will also spend time learning to use music software in written and theoretical work often connected to researching and writing reports, or preparing and presenting information. You will learn about the music industry itself and develop skills and knowledge which will prepare you for professional life.
- Ensemble music performance
- Pratical music theory and harmony
- Professional practice in the music industry
- Music skills development
- Music promotion
You must satisfy the following entry requirements:
- Minimum age normally 16; no upper age limit
- GCSE Maths grade 4 or above, GCSE English Language grade 4 or above and two additional GCSE subjects at A*-C
- Two good references (one of which should be academic)
- If English is not your first language you must have a British Council English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.5
- Music practical and theory: Classical: Grade 5 Practical and Theory, Pop: Grade 5 Practical and Grade 3 Theory, Jazz: Grade 5 Practical and Grade 4 Theory
In addition to the above, you will be required to attend a performance audition during which you will be asked to to play two contrasting pieces on your principal instrument of the genre in which you wish to play in ensembles, plus some scales and arpeggios. You will also do some sight reading and sit a short theory paper.
A combination of internal and external assessments Assessment is generally done through periodic coursework, projects and set tasks, including performances.
After successful completion of the diploma most students will go on to study the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Music.
After successful completion of the extended diploma, the majority of learners intend to progress onto university or conservatoire study or seek employment in the sector.
English and Maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4/5
How to apply
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