Music Performance Subsidiary Diploma

Entry Requirements:

At least 4-5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including English or Maths at grade 4 or above. Plus, a music performance qualification at grade 4 or equivalent.

Why Should You Take This Course?

Music Performance is for the performing musician/vocalist and the composer/songwriter. If you are already skilled as a performer to around grade 4 or equivalent and want to develop your skills, then this course will allow you to develop your skills through class workshops and concerts. The course also includes music journalism through research and article writing.

Course Content
There are various units, designed to make you think deeply about your role as a performer and practical tasks to help improve your technique. There is also substantial written work to complete, so you will need good English skills too.

Units could include:

  • Solo instrumental skills
  • Theory and harmony through song writing
  • Proposal for a commissioning brief
  • Performance practice
  • Ensemble work
  • Working in the music industry.  

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. You may benefit from purchasing books on techniques 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?
There are many performing based Higher Education courses that you may wish to explore. Previous students have gone on to BIMM in Brighton to specialise in the instrument of their choice.

Equivalent to 1 A Level


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