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BTEC Level 3 Music and Music Technology at The Bicester School

Course description

There are 3 possible pathways on the course; performance, composition, or music technology production. We are able to decide the pathway of each class depending on their musical strengths and attributes.

Level 3 Certificate Year 12

Performing Pathway

Mandatory Unit ‐ Music Performance Techniques

Plus two further units from:

  • Composing Music
  • Listening Skills for Music Technologists
  • Music in the Community
  • Music Performance Session Styles
  • Music Project Studying Music from Around the World
  • The Sound and Music Industry

Composition Pathway

Mandatory Unit ‐ Composing Music or Contemporary Song Writing Techniques

Plus two further units from:

  • Music and Sound for the Moving Image
  • Music Project
  • Music Theory and Harmony
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques
  • Studying Music from Around the World
  • The Sound and Music Industry
  • Working with Music Notation Packages

Production Pathway

Mandatory Unit ‐ Music Production Techniques

Plus two further units from:

  • Acoustics for Musicians
  • Delivering a Music Product
  • Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry
  • Music Technology in Performance
  • Live Sound Techniques
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques
  • Sound Creation and Manipulation
  • The Sound and Music Industry

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma – Year 13

Performing Pathway

Specialist Units ‐ Solo Music Performance Skills and/or Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble

Plus optional units from:

  • Aural Perception Skills
  • Improvising Music
  • Pop Music in Practice
  • Classical Music in Practice
  • Modern Music in Practice
  • The Music Freelance World
  • Special Subject Investigation

Composition Pathway

Specialist Units:

  • Arranging Music
  • Composing Music
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques
  • Contemporary Song Writing Techniques

Plus optional units from:

  • Music Project
  • The Music Freelance World
  • Working with Music Notation Packages
  • Special Subject Investigation

Production Pathway

Specialist Units ‐ Sequencing Systems and Techniques and/or Sound Creation and Manipulation

Plus optional units from:

  • Audio Engineering Principles
  • Backline Technical Management
  • Listening Skills for Music Technologists
  • Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry
  • Music Technology in Performance
  • Live Sound Techniques
  • The Music Freelance World
  • Special Subject Investigation

 

Entry requirements

7 D‐G at GCSE and students should have appropriate levels of skill either vocally; instrumentally or in music technology. Those students who do not have GCSE/BTEC Level 2 Music to grade C equivalent may be asked to audition for a place on the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bicester School directly.

Last updated date: 01 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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