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Music Performance Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 at Bexhill College

Course description

Music Performance is for the performing musician or vocalist. If you are already skilled as a performer to around grade 4 or equivalent and want to develop your skills then the Music Performance will allow you to develop your skills through class workshops and concerts. The course also includes music journalism through research and article writing.                                     


Course content

There are various units to choose from, all designed to make you think more deeply about your role as a performer and practical tasks to help improve your technique. In addition, there is also substantial written work to complete, so you will need good English skills too.
Units could include:

  • Improvisation
  • Performing Repertoire
  • Proposal for a commissioning brief
  • Influential performance practice

Entry requirements

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above. Plus a Music Performance qualification at Grade 4 or equivalent.


Assessment is through a mixture of performances, written work and presentations. You will be given feedback and an opportunity to improve your grade throughout the course.

Financial information

The College does have various instruments and equipment, but it will likely be beneficial for you to bring in your own instruments if possible. There is no other particular need for other resources although you may benefit from purchasing books on technique specific to your instrument/voice. Opportunities to attend performances, workshops and seminars will be available during the course, costs will vary.

Future opportunities

After this course there are many performing based courses at higher education establishments that you may wish to explore. Many of our students have gone on to BIMM in Brighton to specialise in the instrument of their choice.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 24 October 2018
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