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Music Performance Level 3 at Access Creative College

Course description

If you are a musician, vocalist or singer/songwriter who wants to develop skills for university or professional work, then this is the course for you. You will gain in-depth skills in all areas of music performance, including musicianship, songwriting, repertoire development, rehearsal skills and live and recorded performance.

Course content

IMPROVE YOUR MUSICIANSHIP Enhance your skills on your instrument and your understanding of how music works.

WRITE & ARRANGE SONGS Develop your songwriting and arrange songs by other artists, working in bands in fully equipped rehearsal rooms.

REHEARSE & PERFORM Perfect your repertoire and get to perform in college, at gigs and even nationally at festivals and events. Explore the world of studio recording.

DEVELOP BUSINESS SKILLS Get the skills to promote yourself and your music within the industry.

Entry requirements

We value your creative passion and skills above all else. However, you will need to demonstrate that you are able to work at Level 3 (A Level standard) and we will take your actual, or predicted, grades into account.


Course work.

Financial information

FREE for 16-19s.

Future opportunities

You will achieve a Level 3 RSL Music Practitioners Extended Diploma which can lead on to a creative degree, or our Artist Development course. Completion of both years of the course can generate up to 168 UCAS points, or the equivalent of three A* grades at A Level. You may also go straight into employment in the creative industries.

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: 27 October 2017
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    • Access York is the right choice if you want to get creative in a fun and friendly place. We’re small, so your voice can be heard, and you’ll be mixing with other like-minded people.

      Located in The Jam Factory studio, we have great facilities and experienced tutors to help you on your way and we’re connected into the region’s music scene to give you the best opportunities. Why would you go anywhere else?