Music Performance (BTEC)

The post 16 BTEC Extended Diploma in Music is a two year course that involves studying and implementing a range of techniques specifically for the sound and music industries. The course acts as a technical foundation so that by the end of their two year study, students will have a sophisticated set of music skills that will enable them to specialise as they move into higher education or into industry. The music course encompasses performance with a level of technical competency for live performances and studio recordings.

Course Overview

The Extended Diploma is broadly equivalent to three A Levels.

The following subjects make the programme of study:

• Music Production Techniques
• Music Performance Techniques
• Music Performance Session Styles
• Pop Music in Practice
• Contemporary Songwriting Techniques
• Music and Society
• The Sound and Music Industry
• Arranging Music
• Composing Music
• Live Music Workshop
• Improvising Music
• Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble
• Solo Music Performance Skills
• Music and Sound for the Moving Image
• Music Theory and Harmony