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Music Industries Level 2 BTEC Diploma at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music is a course focusing on the fundamental elements of music for both musicians & music technologists.There are two paths to choose from on the course; you may study as either a performer or technologist. Either route will have you involved in exciting and true-to-industry music projects, playing, writing and producing many different styles including Rock, Metal, Punk, Hip-Hop, House and Dubstep.

Course content

Studying as a performer:-You will be able to enhance your instrumental technique-You will be able to take part in band rehearsals-You will be able to perform in live shows regularlyStudying as a technologist:- You will be able to work with equipment and some of the programmes used by working professionals, such as Ableton Live, Logic and Pro Tools to name a few.-You will be able to develop skills in using professional equipment such as Mixing Desks, Microphones & P.A. systems.

Entry requirements

-4 GCSEs grade D-G (Preferably including Maths, English and Music)-Alternative equivalent qualification -To pass an audition/interview (the requirements of this will be sent in a letter once you have applied.)


On this course, you will be assessed via controlled assessment for the following topics:-Working in the Music Industry-Professional Development -Planning and creating a Musical Product -Exploring Musical Composition -Exploring Computer Systems Used by Musicians (Technology Only) -Working as Part of a Music Ensemble (Performance Only)-Music and Production Analysis-Producing a Musical Recording-Developing Music theory

Financial information

You will be expected to supply a certain amount of your own equipment, including:-Instrument (if performer)-Jack-to-jack lead (If guitar, bass or keyboard player)-Guitar tuner (if guitar or bass player)-Drum sticks (if drummer)-Cymbals (if drummer)-Pen, pencil and notepad for taking notes in lessons-Music Notation paper (for music theory lessons)-8GB USB Flash Drive/Memory Stick

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

The course is designed as a means to build skills and experience before moving on to either a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music, or a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology.

Further information

The course is a full-time program of study, requiring attendance three days a week from 9:30-5:00. Attendance for sessions is compulsory.

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: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: U0276
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    • A whole campus dedicated to the arts, Hinckley is home to an enticing mix of all things creative and houses some of the best facilities in the local area.

      • Graphics studio
      • Photography studio (including infinity cove) and darkroom
      • Music recording studio
      • Woodwork studio
      • Raku kilns
      • Extensive learning and resource centre
      • Apple Mac suites
      • Theatre
      • Art/materials shop
      • Student Centre
      • Library
      • Refectory – serving Starbucks Coffee

      Subjects available to study at this campus include:

      • Art & Design
      • Computing
      • Fashion & Textiles
      • Graphic Design
      • Interior Design
      • Journalism
      • Media
      • Music Performance
      • Music Technology
      • Performing Arts

      To find out more about North Warwickshire & Hinckley College:

      024 7624 3000