You can progress on to degree courses in music performance related subjects.You may also wish to use this course to move into employment in the music industry in roles such as performance, publishing, marketing or composition.
What can this course lead to?
Who is it for?
This advanced course is for Musicians, Performers and Songwriters who want to take their skills to the next level.
If you have the passion and desire to succeed in the music performance industry, then this could be the course for you.
Designed to provide a balanced programme of music performance techniques and essential elements of music technology, combining all of these elements will help you meet the demands of the music industry, progress in your chosen career, or prepare you for higher level study.
What is covered?
Throughout this two year course you will study topics such as working as:
- A musical ensemble
- Listening skills for musicians
- Contemporary songwriting techniques
- Music performance session styles
- Improvising music
- Music performance techniques
- Music technology in performance.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
5 GCSEs at grade 4/C including English. Or a Merit in a relevant Level 2 qualification, plus GCSE English at grade 4/C or a pass in English Functional Skills Level 2. You will also be required to audition with your instrument of choice at the interview.
Through practical work, presentation (written and performance) and continuous assessment throughout the year.
As part of the course you will need to be available for select evening rehearsals and performances (dates are provided well in advance) and you will require the department’s standard performance uniform (to be discussed at your interview).
You will also need to provide your own industry standard earplugs for all performance work, instruments, tuners, capos, plectrums, drumsticks and guitar leads.
You will also need a set of headphones and a USB stick.
Progressing to a point where I felt more comfortable writing my assignments, and having my scores reflecting that, made me quite happy because it showed the hard work was being rewarded.