Diploma Level 3 - Music Performance Subsidiary Diploma
Please Note: This course is in very high demand but we are still accepting applications for a range of other courses. Please come in and speak to us at Enrolment if you wish to apply for this course.
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
This course is designed to introduce students to specific skills in Music Performance. This qualification will give you an insight into the competitive world of music performance, whether it is as a pop star or classical musician. You can choose from a wide variety of options to develop your skills in music performance and production techniques. Specialist units include rehearsal technique, solo performance, song writing, marketing and promotion and working as a musical ensemble.
This course would suit those students with a passion for music and an interest in all aspects of the subject. With guidance from your teacher you will be expected to be in charge of your own learning, assess your own performance making improvements when necessary.
There are many varied roles for individuals within the music industry, including performing, composing and music management. Rewards for those who reach the top of their profession can be great, but this is a very competitive environment. Therefore, this course would suit students who have a passion for performing, an interest in developing their skills on their instrument and possibly a career in the performance field in preparation for auditions for higher education.
There are several units involved in this qualification; and it would be of particular interest to musicians interested in the rock and popular genre.
Units studied will include:
- Session Musician
- Improving Instrumental Performance
- Music Marketing
- Auditioning for Music
- Planning a Career in Music – Core Unit
- Rehearsal Skills and Live Performance – Externally Assessed
WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN THE COURSE?
Music at GCSE Grade 4 or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit level, or have considerable practical experience in Music (usually in the form of graded instrumental exams). Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or Literature is also required.
CAN I TAKE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS?
This qualification can be taken alongside a combination of A Levels and/or Extended Certificates. You can discuss the suitable subject combinations at interview.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Portfolio of Coursework
Recitals / Concerts / Performances
Each unit is assessed through performances and portfolio assignments – projects will be delivered in a “real world” environment; many of your performances will be given to a public audience in order to give you experience and exposure to the ‘music industry’. All work is submitted to RSL+ electronically through their online assessment tool.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
There are no costs to study on any of our courses. Students should budget for trips to performances and concerts in order to gain maximum benefit from all of the Performing Arts courses. These will take place periodically throughout the year at a cost of approximately £15- £20 per trip.
We also encourage students to budget for individual Instrumental/Music lessons (provided by One) to support their Music courses.
WHAT IS THE DURATION?
This is a two year course.
WHAT IS THE UCAS POINTS TARIFF FOR THIS COURSE?
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Course Type Diploma Level 3
- Duration 2 Years
- Awarding Body Rock School London