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Music (Performance) BTEC

BTEC Music (Performing) is the ideal qualification to gain a base for further training and employment within the music business.

The aim of the course is improve your technical and performance expertise on your instrument. You will spend the majority of lessons engaged in rehearsal and performance work; exploring a wide range of repertoire covering from the 1950s to the present day. There are opportunities to develop your song-writing and composition skills and you can perform original music as well as cover versions. You will stretch your imagination, develop group skills, self confidence, self reliance and organisation skills. Studying Music performance will give you the ability to continue to improve as a performer and gain an understanding of this ever growing industry.

  • Course Outline
    • During the two years we will study four different units designed to allow development in every area of modern music making.

      • Practical Music Theory
      • Professional Practice in the Music Industry
      • Ensemble Music Performance
      • Music Performance Session Styles
  • Trips & Events
    • We regularly welcome many professional performers to college to deliver workshops and masterclasses. Students have the opportunity to observe open rehearsals by visiting professionals and become involved in college events and performances. Each year of the course culminates in a full scale public gig which every student performs in.

      There is also an optional trip to London for all students studying subjects within the Performing Arts department. For more information about this trip please see the Trips and Travel page

  • Career Opportunities and Further Study
    • The course is ideally suited to those who love to play their instrument or sing. A high proportion of our students go on to study music performance at University. Past students attend some of the most prestigious institutions in the UK, including: Royal Northern College of Music; Leeds College of Music; BIMM. Students have also left us and forged successful professional performance careers without further study.

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Entry Requirements 2024

You can view provisional entry requirements for courses that start in 2024 from the link below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

Subject Entry Requirements

What our students say

Great teachers for music, with a great understanding for the course, really helped with my development as a musician

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