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Music (Performance) BTEC Level 3 at Aquinas College

Course description

BTEC Music (Performing) is the ideal qualification to gain a base for further training and employment within the music business.

The aim of the course is to improve your technical and performance expertise on your instrument. You will spend the majority of lessons engaged in rehearsal and performance work; exploring a wide range of repertoire from the 1950s to the present day. You will work in groups and also per-form solos. There are opportunities to develop your song-writing and composition skills and you can perform original music as well as cover versions. You will stretch your imagination, develop group skills, self-confidence, self-reliance and organisation skills.

Studying Music performance will give you the ability to continue to improve as a performer and gain an understanding of this ever-growing industry.

Course content

Year 1 – Certificate

- Music Performance Techniques

- Pop Music in Practice

- Music Project

Year 2 – Subsidiary Diploma

- Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble

- Music Performance Session Styles

- Live Music Workshop

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in both GCSE English Language and Maths + 4 grade Cs in other subjects (which could include English Literature grade 4) 

Future opportunities

The course is ideally suited to those who love to play their instrument or sing. A high proportion of our students go on to study music performance at University.

Past students attend some of the most prestigious institutions in the UK, including Royal Northern College of Music; Leeds College of Music; BIMM. Students have also left us and forged successful professional performance careers without further study.

Further information

We visit the Beatles Experience in Liverpool every year. We regularly welcome many professional performers to college to deliver workshops and masterclasses. Students have the opportunity to observe open rehearsals by visiting professionals and become involved in college events and performances. Each year of the course culminates in a full-scale public gig which every student performs in.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aquinas College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2017
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