MUSIC

BTEC

Is it for me?

If you have an interest in music or music technology then this could be the course for you.

What will I be doing?

The programme is vibrant and varied with a range of practical projects involving working solo and in small groups. There is also regular theoretical input. You will be developing knowledge, skills and understanding in the use of current professional technology, reflecting the changing demands made on the individual in the music and creative industries. You will also have the opportunity to work with musicians in recording sessions, on live sound PA operation and installation, undertaking live music shows, acoustics, concert production and staging, audio engineering principles, listening skills and producing mixes and remixes in a variety of musical styles.

How do I pass the course?

You need good attendance and punctuality throughout the course as well as an ability to work independently. You will need to be motivated and organised as there are a lot of deadlines to meet. The course is based on practical tasks and projects. The course is assessed purely on continuous assessment.

Where will it take me?

If you wish to continue in education then you could progress on to a foundation degree. This award is recognised by UCAS and so the points achieved by the end of the course can go towards gaining a place at university. Other people who have studied this course have gone on to work as audio engineers, concert producers and in marketing and promotion to name but a few.

How do I get on the course?

If you have studied this subject before, then you will need to have achieved at least a Pass otherwise you will need to have achieved a minimum of 4 subjects at the equivalent of A*-C at Key Stage 4. For further information talk to your teacher or attend the Post-16 Open Evening.