The Certificate offers an introduction to the Music Industry through practical learning. For learners for whom an element of performing arts would be complementary, the qualification supports progression to higher education and job roles within the sector. Students will focus on performing music and all the associated elements.
Students will study four units throughout the course with three being mandatory:
Unit 1 – Practical MusicTheory and Harmony
Unit 2 – Professional Practice in the Music Industry
Unit 3 – Ensemble Music Performance
In addition the optional unit which will be one of the following:
• Composing Music
• Solo Performance
• Music Performance in Session Styles
• Improvising Music
Minimum grade 4 in BTEC/ GCSE Music or entry by audition and interview
This course equips the learner with many skills which will be useful for future pathways. For specifically music related pathways, students can go on to study performance focused university courses and Music Technology university courses. The course also gives a very good base for careers in Performance within the Music Industry such as sound engineering and “pit work.” The course also enabled students to be confident when addressing audiences and the ability to work as part of a team, which is beneficial to any future pathway.