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Music BTEC level 3 Certificate at East Sussex College

Course description

This BTEC level 3 course will offer students the key knowledge and practical skills required for their potential chosen career as a freelance musician. They will have 3 lessons per week (4 hrs tuition) and will study 3 subject areas: Live Music workshop, Contemporary Songwriting Techniques and Aural Perception. Together these three areas should give you the skills to understand music, write your own songs and perform them for recording.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need to demonstrate your ability to play an instrument or sing and understand music technology.


The work is all coursework related with no final exam and will require students to give formal oral and live music presentations and submit portfolio(s) detailing all research undertaken in the completion of each unit.

Future opportunities

Most students will continue onto the Year 2 course, Music BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at ESAM at Sussex Downs College.

Further information

We will audition candidates for this course. At the end of the year, students will gain the BTEC certificate and they will be eligible to continue for a second year to complete the Music BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.

This course is run by East Sussex Music Service at the East Sussex Academy of Music in partnership with Sussex Downs College, Lewes.

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: 30 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Years
  • Course code: 5174/010
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