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?
Why should you take this course? This course is an excellent way to develop your practical music making skills and understanding of the music and sound industry. Through a series of class and college-wide performances you will have the opportunity to work as a solo artist and as part of an ensemble, performing music in a variety of styles. It is ideal for anyone who wishes to have a career in performing or teaching in the future.
The focus is on developing your performance skills, music analysis and the use of music technology. You will rehearse and perform as a solo artist, and as a member of an ensemble. In addition, you will be encouraged to reflect on your methods of practising your instrument and be guided in more effective ways of improving your technique. You will also be required to organise a music event.
How will I be assessed?
There are no exams, and all assessment is through a mixture of performances, written work and presentations.
Are there any special expenses?
The College does have various instruments and equipment as backups, but it is expected that you bring in your own instruments. There is no other particular need for other resources although 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 numerous Higher Education courses with a focus on performance and we have special links with ACM, WaterBear, and BIMM who run degree level courses in various aspects of performance.
Equivalent to 3 A Levels
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.