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Music (Performing) BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Kineton High School

Course description

The courses involve mainly performing, either as a soloist, or as a member of an ensemble, but you will be able to perform music of your own choice. You will also learn how to organise a musical event, and learn about all of the regulations, such as health and safety, and copyright law, and you will take responsibility for organising the finance, and keeping financial records. In addition, there will be opportunities for you to engage in a wide range of projects, which will be open to choice, such as performing World Music, performing as a member of an ensemble, performing in a musical.

The courses aim to develop:
- Your knowledge of the history of music, whether Western Art Music or Popular Music
- Your practical and expressive skills in performing
- Experience of working with others in developing a music project, incorporating business skills
- An understanding of musicians, and various roles inherent within the music business
- Engagement with some aspects of Technology in Music

Course content

100% Coursework

You will need to complete two Core Units and four Units of your own choice

Core Units for Performing
23 Music Performance Techniques (Unit 23)

One of the following two Units

33 Solo Music Performance Skills 10 3
40 Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble

Optional Units for Performing

4 Aural Perception Skills 10 3
6 Classical Music in Practice 10 3
7 Composing Music 10 3
12 Improvising Music 10 3
13 Improvising Music in a Jazz Style 10 3
14 Listening Skills for Music Technologists 10 3
15 Live Music Workshop 10 3
17 Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry 10 3
18 Modern Music in Practice 10 3
21 Music in the Community 10 3
22 Music Performance Session Styles 10 3
24 Music Project 10 3
28 Musical Theatre Performance 10 3
30 Pop Music in Practice 10 3
36 Studying Music from Around the World 10 3
38 The Music Freelance World 10 3
39 The Sound and Music Industry 10 3
42 Singing Techniques and Performance 10 3
43 Special Subject Investigation 1

Entry requirements

In order to study Level 3 BTEC in Music you will need to achieve a Level 2 Extended Certificate (or equivalent) in Music.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kineton High School directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017
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