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Music BTEC Level 3 at Dixons Allerton Academy

Course description

This course is a mostly practical course that challenges both creatively and academically. You will have the opportunity to develop both solo and ensemble (group) performance skills on the course through workshops and live performances. With our recent update to Apple Mac Computers, we can offer you the opportunity to not only develop your sequencing and composition skills but your ICT skills with some of the latest software.

You will study the Music Industry and the vast range of employment roles and opportunities. You would need to be professional and committed to after school rehearsals and performances. This course will improve confidence, social skills, discipline and instrumental techniques equipping you to take your interest in music further and your chosen career path.

Course content

You will study the following core units.

  • Unit 1: Music Performance Brief
  • Unit 4: Music Composition Brief
  • Unit 5: Professional Practice in the Music Industry

You will study 1 specialist area such as;

  • Unit 17: Solo Performance
  • Unit 18: Music Ensembles

Entry requirements

Level 2 Pass in Music or Grade D and above in GCSE Music


In total you will study and complete four units of equal weighting, two of which are externally assessed.

Externally assessed units:

  • Unit 4: Music Composition Brief - Composition Task and Written Submission
  • Unit 5: Professional Practice in the Music Industry - Written Submission

Future opportunities

Careers and Opportunities for Further Study

On completion of this course there are clear routes of progression should you want to continue in this field of work, including specialist further education establishments. You will gain work related skills to take with you into any chosen career however, this course would suit scholars looking to go into a career within the Music and Performing Arts industry such as; freelance solo musician, ensemble work, musical theatre, session musician, composer, singer-songwriter, sound engineering, music production, journalism, communal workshops, instrumental and curriculum teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dixons Allerton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2017
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