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Music Level 2 at Kendal College

Course description

This course introduces you to the field of commercial music production and performance and provides opportunities for study at a higher level. You should be enthusiastic and have an active interest in music; and you should also enjoy participation in group activities and be willing to work creatively as a member of a team.

There is a music related residential visit as part of this course. It is possible to take a performance or a technical route as you study the following subjects: live music performance, world theory, music business, sound recording and composition. You will be required to audition for this course.

All of our learners will be given support with their English and Maths skills where relevant to their main programme. Those students who have not yet achieved a ā€˜Cā€™ grade at GCSE in these subjects will continue to work towards these important qualifications at a level suited to them.

This course will be part of a wider study programme, which may also include english & maths, work placement and additional studies.

Course content

You will learn how to perform popular and world music from a number of genres; how the music industry operates, how to work as part of a team and how to record and mix audio and midi.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade A*-D, preferably including English or Maths; or a Level 1 Diploma at Merit Level. You will also be required to audition for this programme.

Assessment

Aural Examination, Coursework, E-assessment, Multiple Choice Examination, Oral Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment, Practical Examination, Task-based Controlled Assessment, Written Examination

Future opportunities

Musician, music technician, music journalist.

Level 3 Courses in a related subject. Students usually progress on to Level 3 Diplomas in Music, Performing Arts or Technical Theatre.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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      In October 2010 the College opened the South Lakeland Design Engineering Centre, which has brought engineering back to Kendal College. The Centre, designed in conjunction with local engineering firms including Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon Limited, features state of the art computer numerical control (CNC) machinery, including a 3D printer, which prints out solid models directly from CAD Drawings. The college is currently building a new, purpose-built engineering centre which will open in September 2014 and provide new courses in medical science, engineering and sustainable energy.