You will enjoy this course if you have a keen interest in Music Performance and are looking to improve understanding of the vital skills required to start a professional career or move on to further study at university. At the end of this two year course, you will be awarded a subsidiary diploma which is equivalent to one and a half A-levels.
Students will complete two core units, one of which is externally assessed (33%) and one of which is internally assessed. The core units are:
Rehearsal and Performance (30 credits)
Planning a Career in Music (15 credits)
In addition, a number of other units will be chosen. Optional units have a value of 5, 10 or 15 credits and must add up to a total value of 90 credits.
You will be assessed both externally and internally through performance and written assessment.
Evidence of previous music experience is preferable. This could be a Level 2 qualification, such as GCSE Music or a BTEC first; proficiency on an instrument and/or knowledge of music theory. You should also be able to demonstrate strong musicianship and technical awareness. A GCSE grade 5 or higher in English is also preferable.
Successful completion of this course would support university progression or work within a music environment. Key skills learnt on this course are transferable.
University opportunities include:
BA (Hons) Music, BA (Hons) Performing Arts, BA (Hons) Music Industry Management.
Career opportunities include: Events Manager, Radio Broadcaster, Community Arts worker, private Music Teacher and Secondary School teacher.