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Music Technology BTEC Level 3 at St Joseph's College

Course description

This is a vocational course for musicians who want to improve their understanding of music and develop their solo and ensemble skills.

The programme covers broad basis of study for the music sector with a focus on performance, personal instrumental technique development, music theory and professional practice. It is ideal for musicians who want to get into the music industry.

Course content

Unit 1 Ensemble music performance techniques: Create a performance of three prescribed songs and perform in groups of 3-8, documenting your progress and evaluating your final performances as an ensemble.

Unit 2 Practical music theory and harmony: Demonstrate an understanding of notation and complete excessive sand presentations to demonstrate this.

Unit 3 Professional practice in the music industry: You will learn about industry roles and responsibilities, legal requirements of the industry, and budgeting.

Unit 9 Composing music: You will create a portfolio of compositions demonstrating a range on composition techniques and researched composers.

Entry requirements

  • 5+ in GCSE Music is desirable
  • Pass in ABRSM Grade V theory or equivalent


  • Examined, externally marked units
  • Coursework units marked by teachers and then checked by the exam board

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.

Last updated date: 12 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September