Edexcel Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music (Performing) 60 credits
Why choose this course?
The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the area of employment that they wish to enter. This course will provide learners with a programme of learning Music focussed specifically on performance. It will give you an understanding of the vital skills, techniques and disciplines needed to start a professional career. It will give you an insight into employment opportunities that are available within the industry, help you to choose a career, or move on to further study.
What will this course involve?
The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma programme consists of 2 core units plus 4 specialist units (providing a total of 360 guided learning hours). This course has the equivalence of one GCE A Level and has a strong vocational element. The programme gives learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. These units include:
Music Performance Techniques
Working and Developing as an Ensemble
Music Event Project
Pop Music in Practice
Live Music Workshop
Music Performance Session styles
Students must present evidence based on these units to demonstrate their personal skills and knowledge. This course is continually assessed throughout, allowing progress to be measured and students to gauge their own performance. There is an expectation that students build on their work outside of lessons consolidating work, practising their instrument and meeting home study deadlines. It is essential that students are actively involved in participating in music within school and/or outside of school. Students must be able to play a musical instrument to a good standard (grade 4 and above) as the course requires them to perform in an ensemble and as a soloist.
Details of the course are subject to change in response to the new specification launching in 2017. Please see Miss Riley
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