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BTEC Sub Dip Music (Performing) at Newbold Community School

Course description

Why should I study this course? Do you want to progress your passion for Music, do something in the musical world or even go on to university to study at degree level? This course will offer you the chance to study a variety of modules that are designed to develop you as a performer as well as your general musical skills, including harmony, composition and music theory. The BTEC course is very practical course and has direct links to pursuing music as a career. It is equivalent to one full A-Level qualification.
Key features of the course.
o Highly Practical
o Personal choice of modules to match your musical interests and skills
o Compulsory modules develop a high level of musical understanding
o Lots of choices that will suit a variety of different musicians from classically trained instrumentalist, musical theatre specialists and pop musicians.

Information about the course content.
Compulsory Modules
• Music Performance Techniques
• Solo or Ensemble Performance
Optional Modules
You will have the chance to choose modules that compliment your interests and skills in music. You should choose modules that offer you the best pathway into your next stage. For example, a music degree will require you to study theory and harmony for Composing as well as Aural Perception Skills and performance modules.

You may wish to study musical theatre at college or university, in which case the Musical theatre Performance and Singing Techniques modules would be an ideal fit.

For the none-traditional musicians the course offers the chance to study the music industry, marketing and promotion as well as performance in your chosen styles.

All students well be expected to complete general music theory as part of their musical development.

Entry requirements

GCSE Music Grade C or equivalent

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newbold Community School directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years