Music (BTEC)

Course Summary:

This hands-on, practical course aims to develop an understanding of contemporary music through performing, composing and studying popular styles. You will be supported by expert tutors to explore the role of music technology through the use of sequencing software (used in the creation of electronic music) and basic editing techniques. Learn how music works as a profession in our purpose built music studios and our 300 seater theatre. You will develop performance skills and have opportunities to perform to an audience. You will also have the opportunity to take part in activities and trips to enhance your learning.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • BIMM institute Professional Musicianship
  • The University of Salford – Music
  • Leeds Beckett University – Music Production & Performance

Career destinations:

The Music BTEC is an ideal qualification for Music degree courses at both traditional universities and music conservatoires, and Arts based degree courses that extend to popular music and recording techniques. It’s also useful for many careers, such as Music Production, Music Journalism and Sound Engineering in addition to other obvious roles in music.

Entry Requirements:

Having studied music at school would be advantageous, but not essential. You must be able sing or play an instrument to a standard and have a passion for making music. If you are in doubt about your standard of performance, an audition may be arranged.

Assessment Method:

100% Coursework

Student Case Studies:

Thomas Kinsella

Thomas Kinsella

“The Music Department here has facilities that simply can’t be rivalled by your ordinary school sixth form. Students have access to a wide variety of scores, instruments and rehearsal space to supplement a lively and truly interesting course. The College maintains a professional atmosphere for learning, while at the same time providing a degree of responsibility for your own studies. I’ve really enjoyed it here.”

Thomas is planning to take a year out after College, and then go on to study Composition at a music conservatoire.