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Music (Performing) BTEC Level 3 at South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College

Course description

BTEC music gives you the exciting opportunity to look at a variety of music genres, focus in on music that interests you in addition to learning new musical skills.
The course is vocational and will help you look at the music industry, music within the community and encourages you to think about the ‘music world’ as a session musician.
You will have the opportunity to work with other musicians, external session musicians and visit theatres/ music venues.
By the end of the course you will have:
  • Had the opportunity to be a solo performer in performances in and out of school
  • Developed your skill as a solo performer, concentrating on skill and technique
  • Experienced and provided music within the community
  • Had the opportunity to workshop with session musicians and people within the ‘industry’
  • Looked at popular culture in more depth
  • Developed rehearsal skills and worked towards a public performance
  • Developed your understanding of the roots of music and it’s development over time
  • Learned different music performance techniques
  • Learned how stimuli can inspire and encourage song writing/ composition
  • Visited music venues and learned about the ‘industry’


This course is 100% coursework; you will be assessed on your practical and written work. These assignments include working and improving as a solo musician, working in ensemble tasks and working on technique and musical skill. The assignments and tasks are aimed at you as a musician, you will be able to use your own interests and musical tastes to complete the assessments.

Future opportunities

You may be thinking, but where might this lead me? The course is designed to provide you with access to a range of music related employment and will also develop valuable work skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of other industries are looking for. There are so many interesting and unusual careers that could be explored through music; conductor, performer, composer, music journalist, music therapy, publishing and PR work plus many, many more.
Another route you may be preparing for is higher education in Music related courses or other higher education courses. Studying music shows universities your dedication and passion to something you enjoy. It also highlights your understanding of managing a varied workload and taking up a challenge.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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