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Music Performance Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Performing Arts and Music

Level: 3

Start Date: 11 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 Years


Level 3

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.

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

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C including English and maths. You will need to attend an interview and audition before starting this course.

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 and music technology in performance.

How is the course assessed

Through practical work, presentation (written and performance) and continuous assessment throughout the year.

What can this course lead to

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.

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.

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