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Skills for Music Level 2


Type: Full Time

Subject: Performing Arts and Music

Level: 2

Start Date: 01 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 2

Who is it for

This specialised music course develops your music performance skills in order to follow a route that could lead to a career in the music industry or study at a higher level. You will be a person who is prepared to work long and unsociable hours and strive to succeed.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event, details will be provided upon application.You will need to attend an audition to assess your suitability for the course. The audition will cover a music performance of two contrasting prepared pieces of music of your own choice and one piece chosen for you to learn.

What will I need

4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above and must include English or maths.

What is covered

These are a mix of the music and music technology units.
Modules include:
• Working in the music industry
• Music for performance
• Music ensemble skills
• Music sequencing and production
• Song writing skills
• Rehearsal skills

How is the course assessed

Through practical work, presentation (written and performance) and continuous assessment throughout the year.

What can this course be combined with

You could re–take GCSE English while studying this course. Music students can also take Associated Board Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) theory and practical grade exams in an individual instrument if judged suitable at an additional audition.

What can this course lead to

The course prepares you for employment within the music industry and also provides an excellent grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as the Level 3 Music Performance or Music Technology (you will need to pass the level 2 course in order to progress onto the level 3).

Are there any additional costs

You will need to provide your own industrial standard earplugs for all performance work, instruments, tuners, capos, plectrums, drumsticks, theory work books and music manuscript paper, as well as the department's standard performance uniform
(discussed at interview). You will also need to be available for evening rehearsals and performances.

Other details

You will need to be available for evening rehearsals and performances.

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