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Music

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English or Maths at grade C/4 or above. Grade 5 in an instrument/voice. Grade 5 Theory preferable. Students without Grade 5 Theory will need to undertake a short theory exam.

Why Should You Take This Course?
If you can play an instrument to Grade 5 standard and are interested in analysing a broad range of Music, composing and performing, this course will help strengthen those skills.

Course content
The areas of study are: Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Music for Film, Popular Music and Jazz, Fusions and New Directions.
Component 1: Performing
A public performance of one or more pieces, performed as a recital
Performance can be playing or singing solo, in an ensemble, improvising, or realistic music using technology
Component 2: Composing
Total of two compositions, one to a brief set and one either free composition or also to brief
Component 3: Appraising
Application of knowledge through the context of six areas of study, each with three set works
Vocal Music
Instrumental Music
Music for Film
Popular Music and Jazz
Fusions
New Directions
Application of knowledge to unfamiliar works

How will I be assessed?
Component 1: (Non-examined assessment:
externally assessed - 30% of A Level)
Component 2: (Non-examined assessment:
externally assessed - 30% of A Level)
Component 3: (Written examination:
2 hours - 40% of A Level)

What could I do next?
Music at degree level or attend a Music College. Professional work is diverse but includes performing, teaching, management, TV, radio and record production.


How to apply for this course

2018-2019 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2018-2019 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post