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IB Music Diploma at Hartsdown Academy

Course description

The IB music programme is designed for students who have a general interest in music

Course content

Unit 1: Music Perception: Study, analysis and examination, comparing and contrasting of musical cultures

Unit 2: Creating :The development of creative skills through exploration, control and development of musical elements
The following options are available:

  • composing
  • music technology composing
  • arranging

Unit 3: Solo performing

The development of performance skills through solo music making

Entry requirements

The same as the IBCP pathway, with a GCSE in Music and ability to play an instrument.

Assessment

You are assessed through:

  1. Examination Paper (2 hours 15 mins) 30%
  2. Links Investigation (both Higher and Standard Levels) 20%

Standard Level Students choose performance or composition: 50%

Future opportunities

Taking the IB in Music can lead to a variety of music-related careers: performing, composing, arts administration, publishing, music journalism, TV, radio. the ever-expanding e-media, music therapy, and even teaching! However the skills and disciplines of the successful musician, both individual (such as meeting deadlines and self-confidence) and interpersonal (such as reliability in team membership and communication) are attractive qualities for any employer.

Further information

Please contact Mrs Richardson on 01843 227957 or richardsons@hartsdown.org

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: 08 November 2017
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Number of planned places: 15

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