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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music (Performing) at Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy

Course description

BTEC Music is an excellent subject for those who wish to add a creative and practical element to their studies, developing skills for success in the work place.The music industry is a very diverse but difficult industry to work in. If you are interested in working in the music industry this qualification will give you an insight into what it is really like as well as giving you lots of opportunities to develop the variety of skills needed to be a performer.

You will cover several different aspects of music performance including group and solo performance in a variety of contexts. Within these units you will develop as a member of an ensemble and individual building up on your instrumental/vocal skills to become a confident performer. You will perform a variety of different styles and genres to a variety of different audiences. As well as developing your performance skills you will also be involved in the planning and production of school events to give you an insight into the roles behind the scenes in the music industry, not just that of a performer.

You will have to research different areas and roles, giving presentations and keeping a diary of the skills you have learnt.

The units you will study are as follows:

  • Unit 22: Music performance sessions styles
  • Unit 23: Music performance techniques
  • Unit 24: Music project
  • Unit 28: Musical theatre performance
  • Unit 30: Pop music in practice
  • Unit 33: Solo music performance skills
  • Unit 40: Working and developing as a musical ensemble

    It is essential that you can play an instrument/sing if you wish to take this course and will be comfortable performing in front of an audience both as a soloist and as a member of a group.

  • Entry requirements

    BTEC Level 2 (Merit) Ability to sing/plan an instrument

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy directly.

    Last updated date: 08 August 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years


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      • If you want to study in a large and vibrant Sixth From in a successful school, Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy could be for you. We offer a wide range of diverse, academic and vocational courses and personlaise each student's crriculum toensure they are successful in the most appropriate courses.                                                                                                       We have recently opened our brand new Sixth Form Independent Learning Centre which is purpose built for KS5 students to have apce for independent study.  <p>We are a supportive and inclusive Sixth Form which aims to promote academic achievement for all students. We aim to give students greater responsibility for their own learning and encourage students to make well informed decisions about their futures. We expect sixth formers to represent mature and respected role models to lower school students.

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