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Music BTEC Level 2 First Diploma at West Herts College

Course description

The music industry isn’t all TV talent show auditions. There’s a multitude of long-term career opportunities, all of them as creatively rewarding and focused on performing.

Join us and you’ll have the the chance to excel individually and also as part of a group. Following a thorough introduction to the vocational study of music, you can look forward to developing a professional approach to all aspects of the industry.

Whether your talent is in performing or production, we can focus your thoughts and develop your talents.

Course content

Core subjects include:

  • PA systems

  • Instrumental tuition (bass, drums, vox, guitar)

  • A range of recordings

  • Music business

  • Band performance

  • Music sequencing and composing

  • Developing music theory

We offer a mix of practical and written work, preparing you for the future, whether that’s straight into work or further study at Level 3 (where you can specialise in either music performance or music production).

In addition, you’ll take part in GAP work experience and improve your English and maths skills in a practical setting.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs (A*-D) including English, or Level 1 Diploma, you’ll also need to provide evidence of your interest in creating music. You will also be required to attend a course introduction meeting.

Future opportunities

Successful completion opens the door to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma inMusic Practice or Music Technology. Possible careers include music performer, sound engineer, songwriter, producer and music teacher.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 May 2016
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