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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 inc. Eng Lang or completion of a Level 2 course.

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Full time

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Duration

1 academic year

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Timetable

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Key features and Benefits

  • Go backstage with some of the world’s biggest bands. Previous students went backstage at the Download Festival, Snow Patrol and Florence + the Machine
  • Access professional music software including Avid ProTools and Sibelius 8
  • Learn in our professional recording studio, mixing facilities and control room.

This Level 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma in Music Performance aims to provide a firm foundation in many areas of Music Performance including an insight into the business skills needed to build a successful career.

Overview

This Level 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma in Music Performance aims to provide a firm foundation in many areas of Music Performance including an insight into the business skills needed to build a successful career. The course also encourages personal development and expression through a range of challenging personal and group projects.

What will I study?

The course is made up of mandatory and optional units from a broad range of professional and subject - specific topics. Mandatory units include:

  • Aural Perception Skills
  • Major Music Project
  • Music and Society
  • The Sound and Music Industry

Learners also study optional units which include:

  • Arranging & Composing Music
  • Music Events Management
  • Improvising Music
  • Live Music Workshop
  • Marketing & Promotion in the Industry
  • Solo Music Performance Skills
  • Working & Developing as a Musical Ensemble
  • Singing Techniques and Performance

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language or completion of a Level 2 course.

How will I be assessed?

The emphasis of assessments on the course is developing you as a music specialist with a range of skills and approaches to music recording, live performance support, and broader technical and organisational skills that are needed in the real world. There are no formal examinations.

What can I do next?

On completion of this qualification you will be able to move onto one of the many Higher Education Courses that are now available in this field or take the first steps in a Music Career.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Management Accountant

Management accountants are responsible for managing a company's finances. They look after a company's accounts. They also find ways of improving profitability and growth. So if you are interested in finance and business, this could be just what you're looking for.

To do this job you will need to have good maths and computer skills. You’ll need accuracy and attention to detail. You’ll also need good communication skills.

To start working you will have to finish training with one of the professional bodies. Most management accountants choose to do this with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

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Blackburn College Results August 2021
  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.