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Music (Performing Arts) A-Level at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for students looking to develop their own music performance skills and gain an understanding of all aspects of music and performing arts. The course also provides an insight in to the nature of the music industry and employment opportunities.

Course content

This course covers the following areas of Music:

  • Planning for a creative event
  • Performing to a commission
  • Employment opportunities in the performing arts
  • Advanced performance practice
  • Production delivery


Entry requirements

To apply for this course you’ll need to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above and relevant music experience.


You’ll be encouraged and coached to demonstrate your skills by being assessed in practical workshops and sessions with no written exams. Assessment will be conducted through your portfolio and performances.

Future opportunities

An A-level in Music allows you to progress on to higher education courses in music at Sunderland College or university or pursue a career in music performance, teaching or a technical job in the performing arts industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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    • Bede Campus is located just outside Sunderland city centre on Durham Road.

      It provides an excellent learning environment for academic and vocational courses including new state of the art science labs and a dedicated learning resource centre with internet café, helping ensure the quality of our education is matched by our facilities.

      As the dedicated campus for our sports provision the Sports Academy building spans some 30,000 sq.ft and features a includes a multi-use sports hall, sports science performance lab, sports massage treatment areas, exercise studio and fully equipped gym with TechnoGym cardiovascular machines. The campus also features the multi million pound Goals Soccer Centrecomprising of 10 floodlit all weather synthetic pitches. These facilities are used extensively for lessons and are also available free of charge for any of our students.

      Spanning 50,000 square feet, the Visual and Performing Arts building features a theatre; film screening room; media/TV, drama, dance, art, and fashion and clothing studio; two industry standard recording studios; a music technology suite; photography studio; dark room and film processing facilities. Take a look at the Visual and Performing Arts tumblr pageto see some of our students and tutors work.

      Bede Campus also features three on-site cafe including the brand new refectory and a Starbucks in the new Visual and Performing Arts building for all students.