This two year course is designed to be as practical as possible giving you a foundation in all aspects of music performance and production.
You will spend much of your time developing your own professional practice. Individual performance, ensemble work, and studio-based activities are all encouraged, alongside an understanding of music history and cultural context.
The course provides practical experience of live sound, studio recording technologies, sequencing, entrepreneurship, video production, and song writing. It allows you to develop a broad understanding of the music industry from which, in the later stages, a specialisation of your own choosing can emerge.
You will also develop the technical skills and repertoire required to plan and organise a major music event.
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Five GCSEs at grade C or equivalent qualifications for example, Level 2 in Music (Merit grade). Subject to interview and audition
The course provides an understanding of live sound, events management, studio recording technologies, marketing/promotion within the music industry and many other skills. You will also develop the technical skills and repertoire required to plan and organise a major music event.
Further study at university in a related subject such as Popular Music or Music Technology. Careers in roles such as live or studio engineers, professional musicians and journalists.
All equipment is provided for ensemble and solo music units. We have two fully equipped recording studios and five fully equipped rehearsal studios, which include drum kits, guitar and bass amplification, as well as, a wide range of electric guitars, bass guitars and acoustic guitars.
Students are provided with all equipment for composition workshops, including professional standard headphones.
A studio fee of £75 will be paid per year.