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Music Practitioners Level Three Rockschool Extended Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

This course has been designed by musicians for musicians. It is aimed at students who demonstrate the potential to pursue a career in the music industry. The course is built around structured band rehearsals but provides comprehensive tuition and guidance in all areas relevant to a career in music.

Course content

  • Live music performance
  • Music rehearsal skills
  • Instrumental skills
  • Composition and arranging
  • Practical musicianship
  • Music technology
  • Music business

Entry requirements

  • Level Two Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners at merit grade or four GCSEs at grade A * to C including English, or equivalent qualifications
  • Successful interview demonstrating motivation and commitment to the course
  • An initial assessment

You must also possess appropriate musical skills and experience (normally around two years' instrumental playing experience). The ability to read music is not essential. You will be called to audition on the strength of your application. No one will be accepted without an audition


This artist development course is assessed through practical activities and written coursework depending on the subject matter. Coursework and practical assessments are based on realistic workplace situations and live assignments where appropriate, and are designed to develop skills and experience leading to professional experience.

Future opportunities

A continuation onto the Higher National Diploma in Music , degrees in popular music, music technology, commercial music or performing arts. Many students go on to employment or becoming self-employed in the music industry directly as a result of studying on this course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 April 2016

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