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Skills for Music Level 2


Type: Full Time

Subject: Performing Arts and Music

Level: 2

Start Date: 31 August 2022

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 2

Who is it for

If you have the passion to succeed in the music industry, then this course could be
the perfect starting point. If you're willing to work hard, this course will provide you with the opportunities to develop essential music performance skills and help forge a career in the music industry.

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 and maths.

What is covered

Throughout this one year course you will study a variety of music performance skills as well as an introduction to music technology units. These include working in the music industry, music for performance, music ensemble skills, music sequencing and production, song writing skills and 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

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.

Other details

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

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