BTEC Certificate in Music (Performance)
BTEC Certificate in Music (Performance) is the ideal qualification to gain a base for further training and employment within the music business. You will stretch your imagination, develop group skills, self confidence, self reliance and organisation skills. Studying music performance will give you the skills to continue to improve as a performer and gain an understanding of this ever growing industry.
The course is the UCAS points equivalent of a full A Level.
Over the two years you will study 6 units, including the following –
Music Performance Techniques
In this area of the course you develop your technique as both a soloist and group musician from practice through to performance. You will learn how to critique performances at different levels, and how to identify the essential elements that make an excellent performance. You will learn the skills to help you practice effectively and improve your proficiency on your instrument. You will get the opportunity to develop recording skills as an aid to practice and will be able to greatly improve your listening skills.
Pop Music in Practice
For this unit of work you will learn about the history of Pop Music and how to identify different genres and styles. You will get the opportunity to emulate famous performers and styles and compare your own performances with the original recording. You will be able to experiment with different styles and play both solos and in groups. A wide variety of styles will be covered and you may discover music you never knew existed!
In this unit you will become band manager, performer, sound engineer, lighting technician and roadie all rolled into one. You will be in charge of producing a ‘gig’ and will be given a specific role for the event which you will carry through from basic planning to performance.