- Subject Area
- Performing Arts
- Age Group
Shena Simon Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)
- Leaflet Code
In year one, you’ll study five units:
• Performing as a Band
• Creating Musical Material
• Exploring Different Styles of Music
• Planning a Career in the Industry
• Practical Music Theory
In year two, you will select an area of the music industry that appeals to you such as performance, song writing, recording, producing, composing or teaching and complete a large scale individual project such as writing or recording an album, presenting a series of gigs as a soloist or writing music for film and TV. You will also complete a substantial collaborative project where you will plan, market and present a major performance event as a group.
You will take part in a range of live performances at various locations including the iconic Manchester venue, Band on the Wall.
Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.
Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.
How will I be assessed?
Although there will be some written assignments to check your understanding of musical theory, the vast majority of your assessment for this BTEC will be focused on rehearsals and live performances.
Continuing Your Journey
Experience gained throughout the qualification will help you progress to Higher Education such as the BA (Hons) Creative Music Professions at The Manchester College or gain successful employment as a musician, promotor, music events manager, music producer or teacher.Careers page
Fees, Finance & Funding
Depending on your current age, position and circumstances, there may be a fee for this course.Fees, finance and funding page
There are a number of different finance and funding options available to help you fund your academic studies with The Manchester College. These range from bursaries and grants to special loans for tuition fees. You can find out more about them on our dedicated Fees, Funding and Finance Page.
Got a question?
Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.Make an enquiry
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If you were born to perform – as an actor, a singer, a dancer or a musician – or even if you want to work behind the scenes, you’ll absolutely love the passion, enthusiasm and creative atmosphere that infects everyone in our Performing Arts department, here at The Manchester College.