Music

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Overview

Music Performance or Music Production BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma is designed for students who would like to explore their options of a career in the music industry as either a performer or composer, or within music studio production and music events. The subsidiary as a combination alongside other A Levels will allow you to progress to a degree course or seek employment within the music industry.

‘…standards of work are strong.’ Ofsted, 2018

Course description

The course will focus on developing your music performance skills as part of an ensemble and as a solo musician, or the route of music production and events is designed for anyone that isn't a musician but would still like to be a part of the music industry. The course will explore these subjects as practical assignments with written assessments to demonstrate understanding of the subjects covered. The course also develops a wide range of excellent transferable skills to include project management, communication and employability.

What areas will I study?

The course is divided into two years of study and is based flexibly around building a portfolio of units which are assessed at Pass, Merit or Distinction. Students can at the end of the first or second year gain UCAS tariff points for university. It should be noted that most universities accept BTEC vocational qualifications alongside an A Level programme of study, however, it would be expected that these are at a Distinction or Distinction* grade.

The units you study will depend on the route you choose: Option one: Music performance and composition (you need to be able to play an instrument to basic level or be a vocalist) Option two: Music production and live events (you do not need to play an instrument for this course but must show your enthusiasm to succeed in the subject)

What are the entry requirements?

5 GCSEs grades 4 or above, to include English at grade 5 or above. A successful audition will be required.

Where can I progress to next?

You could progress onto a degree in the music industry related subject area. You could directly seek employment in a career in the music industry such as studio production, live music events, performance, composition and so on.

It should be noted that many selective universities accept BTEC vocational qualifications alongside an A Level programme of study, however, it would be expected that these are at a Distinction or Distinction* grade.


Course options

  • 2019/20 Full Time Day

    Provider

    Bournville College Birmingham

    Location

    Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2019/20 Full Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September | 2019/20 - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September | 2019/20 - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
    19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September | 2019/20 £0 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    24+ September | 2019/20 £0 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - 16 - - 0.00 0.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
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