|Course Title||BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate in Music Composing (A Level)|
This course is an introduction to the vocational study of music and music technology composition. You will have the opportunity to work individually and as part of a team within a music environment. You will also learn to develop a professional approach to all aspects of music performance and studio recording technology. Musicians will complete an audition on their chosen instrument, selecting one piece of their choice. Students wishing to take the Recording/Production pathway will be assessed on their suitability at interview.
Career opportunities inlcude the following working in the following areas: Publishing and management, Recording studios, Live venues, Radio stations, Broadcasting, Studio engineer / Live sound engineer, Radio studio producer, Composer, Producer.
Five GCSEs grade A*-C (9-4) as well as a successful written test and audition.
The course starts in September and lasts for one or two years. One year is a Level 3 Certificate worth 30 credits. Two years is a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma worth 60 credits.
You are assessed continuously through assignments and projects. There will also be a written exam for one of the units.
You will gain a range of employabilty skills in different areas. Specialist sector skills: Musical composition and arranging, Studio recording and post-production, Music Performance, Creating sound for moving image. English/literacy related skills: Topic research, Assignment and essay writing, Speaking and listening/ communication, Class presentation. Maths/numeracy related skills: Time Signatures, Counting bars of music, Studying and rhythmic compositions, Budgeting for performance and studio recording.
Work experience includes public performances and live sound engineering as well as studio recording projects.
A range of enrichment activities are available in college and the A Level Study Programme team will provide you with opportunities to do activities that contribute to your wider growth and development and in many cases will support your academic studies by allowing you to explore things that are related to the subject areas that you are interested in. Enrichment opportunities include master classes from range of industry professionals, out of college performance and recording and Future Music trips.
There may be additional costs for musical instruments, a USB for backing up your work and headphones.
Professionals from one of the UKs leading institutions for performing arts visited Bury College vocational students to equip them with the skills needed to progress directly into employment.
Students formed a total of 12 bands and performed to their peers using their fantastic vocal and instrumental abilities. The End of Year Gig went towards their end of year assessment where they were marked in a range of areas including performance and crowd interaction.