Why Should You Take This Course?
BTEC Music is for the performing musician or vocalist. If you are already skilled as a performer to around grade 4 or equivalent and want to develop your skills then the Music BTEC will allow you to develop your skills through class workshops and concerts.
There are various units to choose from, all designed to make you think more deeply about your role as a performer and practical tasks to help improve your technique. In addition, there is also substantial written work to complete, so you will need good English skills too.
Units could include:
Proposal for a commissioning brief
Influential performance practice
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through a mixture of performances, written work and presentations. You will be given feedback and an opportunity to improve your grade throughout the course.
Are there any special expenses?
The College does have various instruments and equipment, but it will likely be beneficial for you to bring in your own instruments if possible. There is no other particular need for other resources although you may benefit from purchasing books on technique specific to your instrument/voice. Opportunities to attend performances, workshops and seminars will be available during the course, costs will vary.
What could I do next?
After this course there are many performing based courses at higher education establishments that you may wish to explore. Many of our students have gone on to BIMM in Brighton to specialise in the instrument of their choice.