Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above or equivalent Level 2 qualification. Profile must include GCSE English or Mathematics at grade C/4 or above. Grade 1 or above in Music Theory. Own instrument and successful audition. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Satisfactory reference and interview.
As this is a performance-related practical music course, you will be required to supply your own instrument. At interview you will demonstrate your skills through an informal audition.
For second year entry onto the Music pathway (Extended Diploma) successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Music Tech or Music and satisfactory reference.
International Entry Requirements
For second year entry onto the Music pathway (Extended Diploma) successful completion of a BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Music Technology or Music and satisfactory reference. IELTS 5.0 or equivalent certificate.
Highly practical and creatively demanding performance based course. Develops professional standard group performance skills (including technical and composition skills) combined with insight into the music and music production industries. Numerous performance opportunities.
Duration and Delivery
The BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma is a full time one year course. If you choose to continue onto a second year pathway you will achieve a full Extended Diploma which is equivalent to three A Levels. On satisfactory completion of a 90 Credit qualification you will automatically be transferred to the second year to gain the Extended Diploma on a pathway of your choosing – Music Technology or Music.
On completion of 90 Credit Music pathway most students choose to continue onto the Music or Music Tech. Extended Diploma second year. Some mature students choose to progress onto an HNC, further training or into employment. Students who complete the Extended Diploma Music can progress to Higher Education; many progress onto our in-house HNC Music (Production), while others may win places either at alternative Universities or at specialist institutions to follow degree courses in related areas. However, we also expect that many will use this course as a direct step into a career in the creative industries.
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