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Music BTEC First Diploma - Level 2 at Dudley College

Course description

The aims of the course are to:

• Inspire and enthuse you to consider a career in the music industry
• Give you the opportunity to develop practical skills whilst gaining a broad knowledge and understanding of the music industry
• Support progression into higher level qualifications in music, general qualifications in music or progression onto an Apprenticeship
• Give you the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of job roles.
 

Course content

The aims of the course are to:
• Inspire and enthuse you to consider a career in the music industry
• Give you the opportunity to develop practical skills whilst gaining a broad knowledge and understanding of the music industry
• Support progression into higher level qualifications in music, general qualifications in music or progression onto an Apprenticeship
• Give you the potential opportunity, in due course, to enter employment within a wide range of job roles.

You will study a combination of core, mandatory and specialist units. These units will cover many aspects of music and the music industry, and will include:
• The music industry
• Production analysis
• Professional skills in music
• Managing a music product
• Music ensemble
• Music showcase
• Introducing music composition
• Introducing music sequencing
• Developing music theory
• Exploring music improvisation.

Entry requirements

You should have achieved at least 4 GCSEs at grades D – G, preferably including English, maths and music. You must have some instrumental/vocal skills prior to commencing the course as performing is a mandatory element to the course.

Assessment

Assessment of practical work will take place regularly throughout the course. You will complete a final major project that takes place towards the end of the course. The mandatory and specialist units are internally assessed. The core units are externally assessed.

Financial information

There is no need to worry about the costs of coming to college as there is lots of financial help available. Our finance and welfare officers will be able to talk to you about any help that may be available to you based on your individual circumstances.

 

Examples of financial help are:

 

Bursary fund

 

Students aged 16-18 attending a full-time further education course can apply to the 16-18 Bursary Fund for help with college related costs. More information about the 16-18 Bursary Fund can be found at the website:https://www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund or by contacting our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555.

 

Free BUS PASS

 

We will provide a free bus pass to help with travel costs for 16-18* year olds on full-time programmes, based on individual circumstances**. To qualify for a free bus pass***, you must live more than one mile from the campus at which you will be studying and not already be in receipt of other financial support, such as Care to Learn funding.

 

*Under 19 as at 31 August 2017.

 

**Students with learning difficulties or disabilities who are unable to access public transport may still be able to receive help – talk to our Student Finance team.

 

***Evidence of family income will need to be provided.

 

For advice on help that may be available to you when you start college call our Student Finance team on 01384 363 555

Future opportunities

Our learners will have the opportunity of progressing on to our Level 3 programmes in Music Performance or Music Technology.

Further information

For further information about Dudley College and the courses on offer, please visit http://www.dudleycol.ac.uk or contact Student Services on 01384 363 363.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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