Study Programme - Music (Performance and Technology) Level 1, 2 & 3 (59430)

What topics are covered by the course?

What you will study

Examples of some of the units you may study are:
Level 1 (Music, Performance & Production Arts)

Acting Skills Dance Skills
Music Performance Skills
Preparing Performing Arts Work
Presenting Performing arts Work
Level 2 (Music)

How to develop your musicianship skills and take part in several internal and external gigs
How to communicate as a member of a band and how to develop music material
How to make money from making music
The historical aspects and musical characteristics of a variety of key musical genres
How to compose your own music
How to create a podcast using music technology
How to operate studio equipment, record and mix a recording
Develop key employability skills essential for the music industry ( confidence, team work, adaptability etc)
How to record live music and perform in a live recording environment
Level 3 (Performance)

History of popular music and genres
How to operate studio equipment, record and mix a recording
How to plan a career in the Music industry
Developing and strengthening listening skills and widening musical taste
Develop essential skills such as academic writing, working as an ensemble, communication, critical thinking, flexibility and independent learning
How to use music technology to compose for film and TV
Performance skills based on solo and band studies
Practical Theory skills to develop songwriting and lyric creation.
Level 3 (Technology)

How to operate studio equipment, record and mix a recording
How to sequence and produce your own music and remix existing compositions
How to compose in different musical styles and develop songwriting techniques using chords and melodies
Develop essential skills such as academic writing, communication, critical thinking, flexibility and independent learning
Plan for a Career in the Music Industry
DJ skills such as beat matching and mixing
The fundamentals of engineering for live events using digital desks and current industry standard equipment

Who should attend?

Entry requirements

Level 1
3 GCSEs at grade 9-1

Level 2
3 GCSEs at 9-3 including English or maths
Level 1 Music, Performance & Production Arts

Level 3
4 GCSEs 9-4, including English or Maths
4 GCSEs at 9-4 and Level 2 Functional Skills in either English or Maths
Successful completion of Level 2 or equivalent at Merit grade, plus GCSE English or Maths at grade 4 or Level 2 English or Maths

Satisfactory interview/audition

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further study

If you complete the course with an appropriate pass grade with maths and English you can progress through the levels.

After level 3 you could progress to one of the Higher education courses offered at Wakefield College, such as:

HND Diploma in Music (Popular Music)
HND Diploma in Music (Technology/Production)
BA (Hons) Creative Industries (Top up)
HND Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Dance
HND Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Theatre
HND Diploma in Performing Arts (Performance) Musical Theatre
BA (Hons) Performance Industries (Top up)
BA (Hons) Actor Musician

Career Opportunities

The study programme is designed to give you a solid foundation of music performance/technology skills that prepare you for the industry.

Potential career paths after you complete the programme include:

Performer (in a wide variety of settings), Session Musician, Producer, Studio Technician, Composer, Promoter, Music Teacher, Music Producer, Backline Technician or Community Arts Worker.

Recording Engineer, Record Producer, Live Sound Engineer, Stage Manager, Music Promoter, Music Producer, Film/TV Composer, Sound Designer, Computer Game Composer/Sound Editor, Roadie , Backline Technician, Booking Agent or Music Teacher.

How will I be assessed?

You’ll be assessed through performances, practical and theoretical based project work in the music industry /performing arts depending on the course level.

Location: Wakefield City Campus
Level: Level 1,2 and 3
Start date:
Duration: 1 year (level 1 & 2) 2 years (level 3)
Mode of study: Full-time
Awarding Body: RSL (Rockschool) (Level 2 and Level 3) / UAL (University of Arts London) (Level 1)

Guide Price: Please contact us for details.

Delivery: In house
Category: Music »
Duration: 1 year (Level 1 & 2) 2 years (Level 3)
Qualification: Level 1,2 and 3 Study Programme

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