Developed in consultation with employers, this course provides you with the skills required to work in this sector of the music industry.
This course focuses on music performance by preparing students for a series of performances at esteemed local venues, such as The Georgian Theatre and The Studio. You will learn essential creative and organisational skills through study of the music industry and professional practice.
The course prepares students for Higher Education by developing academic skills through consistent reflection of practical work, research projects, collaborative and independent learning and analytical skills. Students learn how to discuss music professionally, and theory and harmony study provides students with fundamental knowledge required for their careers and/or university.
You will need 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths.
You will be taught through a series of lectures, workshops and practical demonstrations.
Assessment will be carried out through live performance, compositions, music notation and academic submissions.
English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career.
If you have not already achieved grades 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.
Mon-Fri, between 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change.
Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
You will be required to perform at evenings for end of term performances/assessment.
You will study modules including:
- Practical Music Theory and Harmony
- Music Performance Session Styles
- Professional Practice in the Music Industry
- Ensemble Music Performance
On completion of this course, you could go on to study music at university or go into employment in the music or performing arts industry.
A fresh start
Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!
Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!
Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.
College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.
Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.
College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.
A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.
You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.
A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.
We are the College of the Year.
(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)
100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths.
99.1% overall A-Level pass rate
We have recently invested in a brand new state-of-the-art digital suite and health simulation ward.