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Music Performance BTEC Level 3 National Certificate & Subsidiary Diploma at Bishop Douglass School

Course description

This course will run if popular and chosen by sufficient number of students

This course is designed for those who have performing experience and would like to consolidate their musical skills in a practical, industry-relevant way. Practical knowledge, understanding and skills will be developed around the following areas of study:

  • Performance Techniques
  • Working as an Ensemble
  • Session styles
  • Solo Performance
  • Song Writing, Composition and Recording
  • Live Music Workshop
  • The Sound and Music Industry
  • Live Performance

Course content

The course is delivered over two years and is the equivalent of 1 A Level

The course consists of a combination of three mandatory and nine optional units determined by the Centre. These will the studied alongside each other to provide a good balance of theory and practice. The course will amount to 120 credits.

Possible Course Content (modules to be confirmed):

  • Modern Music in Practice (10 credits)
  • Music Performance Session Styles (10 credits)
  • Music Performance Techniques (10 credits)
  • Music Project (10 credits)
  • Pop Music in Practice (10 credits)
  • Freelance Musicianship (10 Credits)

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5x GCSE A*-C. Whilst being advantageous, a qualification in GCSE Music is not a pre-requisite of this syllabus, but a willingness to perform and work within a team is essential. You will need to have a good level of ability in at least one musical instrument (or voice)

Future opportunities

Anyone with a strong performance based interest in Music. If you are serious about a career in the music industry then this is a great place to start.

You will need to be hard-working, self organised and motivated. An interest in performing is ESSENTIAL!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Douglass School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016
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