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BTEC Extended Diploma in Music - Level 3 at Burton and South Derbyshire College

Course description

This course is designed for students who are interested in developing their music theory and performance skills. Students will gain experience of using technology in the production of music and there will be considerable opportunity for practical music making as well as having performances recorded by fellow students. Students will:- • Develop specific music related skills including music theory skills, use of notation software and appropriate use of equipment. • Develop skills and gain confidence in performing in a wide range of musical styles. • Develop specific skills in rehearsing, arranging and preparing for performances, working from a variety of sources including recorded music and various forms of notation and performing to an audience. • Have an understanding of the place of music in the world; how it functions as an industry, the work opportunities available for musicians today, the role of music in society, how it is affected by politics and economics. • Develop appropriate skills to organise and run musical events, including marketing, programming, customer care, and working safely.

Entry requirements

• Minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C or better (of which one subject may be specified at grade C) including either English Language or Maths at GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent)*; or • Pass at NVQ Level 2 and either English Language or Maths at GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent); or • Pass at BTEC Diploma and either English Language or Maths at GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent). The College has the discretion to determine if 4 or 5 GCSE’s will be the entry standards for a Qualification. • A grade ‘C’ in GCSE Music or equivalent • Evidence of good levels of attendance on previous learning programmes • A formal interview which includes the completion of a 2-3 minute audition on an instrument of choice to a satisfactory standard and successful completion of a short music theory test.

Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete the Extended Diploma in Music can go on to Higher Education courses in a variety of subjects including Popular Music, Popular Music and Music Technology, Events Management and Community Music. Students may well start wor

Further information

Typical Units include:- • Planning a Music Project • Composing Music • Improvising Music • Music Performance Session Styles • Pop Music in Practice • Working with Music Notation Software Packages

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burton and South Derbyshire College directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015
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