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Level 2 in Music Industries (Performance and Technology)

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Course CodeU0276
Academic Year1819
Dates10th September 2018 to 28th June 2019
Location NameHinckley Campus
AreaPerforming Arts & Music
Mode Of ProvisionFull Time
IntroductionThe BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Music is a course focusing on the fundamental elements of music for both musicians & music technologists. There are two paths to choose from on the course; you may study as either a performer or technologist. Either route will have you involved in exciting and true-to-industry music projects, playing, writing and producing many different styles of music, as well as developing skills for self-promotion and professional development as a modern musician.
Study OutlineStudying as a performer: -You will be able to enhance your instrumental technique -You will be able to take part in band rehearsals -You will be able to perform in live shows regularly Studying as a technologist: - You will be able to work with equipment and some of the programmes used by working professionals, such as Logic and Cubase. -You will be able to develop skills in using professional equipment such as Mixing Desks, Microphones & P.A. systems. The Level 2 Technical Diploma in Music offers all learners the opportunity to develop their skills and capabilities as they begin their career in music.
Entry Requirements-4 GCSEs at intermediate grades (Preferably including Maths and English) -Alternative equivalent qualification (e.g. BTEC Level 1 qualification) -To pass an audition/interview (the requirements of this will be sent in a letter once you have applied.)
EquipmentYou will be expected to supply a certain amount of your own equipment, including: -Instrument (if performer) -Jack-to-jack lead (If guitar, bass or keyboard player) -Guitar tuner (if guitar or bass player) -Drum sticks (if drummer) -Cymbals (if drummer) -Pen, pencil and notepad for taking notes in lessons -Music Notation paper (for music theory lessons) -8GB USB Flash Drive/Memory Stick
AttendanceThe course is a full-time program of study, requiring attendance three days a week from 9:00-5:00. Attendance for sessions is compulsory.
AssessmentWhether studying as a performer or technologist, you will undertake the following units: -Exploring Music -Professional Development -Creating Music -Music Performance OR Music Production -Self-Promotion in the Music Industry Following completion of these units, final assessment will take place in the form of a controlled external assessment.This assessment will form the final unit of the course, and successful completion of all 6 units of work will allow you to achieve the qualification.
ProgressionThe course is designed as a means to build skills and experience before moving on to either a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music, or a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology. The course is also appropriate for progression onto apprenticeships and work placements.
QualificationFollowing successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma in Music from BTEC. Please note: you will achieve the same qualification - a Technical Diploma - whether you choose to study Performance or Technology. Please note: It is no longer possible to achieve a Level 1 qualification through this course.
Awarding BodyBTEC
Available Full-time?Y
Available Part-time?N
Suitable for Higher Education?N
Suitable for Individuals?Y
Suitable for Employers?N
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