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Level 3 Music Performance BTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate at New College Telford

Course description

This course is for you if you can play an instrument or sing and are interested in learning about different styles of music, enjoy working as a member of a band and performing to an audience, and want to further develop your skills as a musician and performer.

Course content

The course is designed to enable you to develop skills and gain confidence in performing in a wide range of musical styles, and develop musical parts and material using a variety of different resources, including recordings and different forms of notation. You will develop the skills of individual and band rehearsing, arranging and preparing for performances, as well as how to perform effectively to an audience. You will develop listening skills and the ability to recognise, interpret and comment on musical elements such as pitch, rhythm, chord types and progressions, harmony and tonality.You will understand about professional practice within the industry, how the operations work for different performances, and to be able to evaluate these to develop your own understanding of how the Music Industry works. Assessment will be through written and practical assignments and tasks, some of which may be undertaken in time-controlled conditions.Some of these will be externally set and assessed. This course does not include a formal examination. All students will also take part in a period of work experience in both years.

Entry requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language and Maths (grade C/4 or above preferred). Alternatively a Level 2 vocational qualification, Level 2 Music qualifications - or specialist music qualification at appropriate level and English Language GCSE (grade C/4 or above preferred) may be considered. If you do not have GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language or Maths, you will study these subjects as an essential part of your programme of study. For all students there will be an assessment of practical skills at a taster session.

Future opportunities

The combination of practical and written assessment styles gives students confidence they can apply their knowledge to succeed in the workplace – and have the study skills to continue learning on Higher Education courses and throughout their career. Many students will progress on to further study in Music at Higher Education.

Further information

This qualification is part of a suite of music based courses at Level 3. These can be studied together in a combination that suits you. The range includes Certificates/Subsidiary Diplomas in: Music Events Management and Music Technology. It also goes well with Performing Arts Extended Cert/Diploma (2 A Level Equivalent) or two of the Extended Certificate or A level options available.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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    • Contact name:
    • Chris Wain
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01952 641892
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