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’ll be supported by expert tutors to explore performance skills and the role of music technology in creating and performing music. Learn about the history of pop and music from throughout the world and how music works as a profession in our purpose built performance rooms and our 300 seater theatre. You will also have the opportunity to take part in concerts, 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:

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.