- Subject Area
- Performing Arts
- Age Group
Shena Simon Campus
(Full Time - 2 years)
Whether you want to perform with a live band in an iconic venue, or sing solo on the West End, this course in Music Performance is a great place to begin, as you perfect your skills and develop a wider knowledge of the industry.
You’ll look at music theory and harmony, and learn how to apply these to both solo music performances and group work in an ensemble. All aspects of the course take a hands-on approach, with regular live performances and professional masterclasses.
We’ll also explore music for the moving image, where you’ll learn how songs and scores accompany films and TV shows effectively. With a focus on music production techniques as well, and an in depth look at the sound and music industry, you’ll develop a fantastic working knowledge of the music business
Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes
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
With this level 3 BTEC qualification, you’ll have the skills and experience needed to apply for a number of degree-level courses and develop your knowledge even further.Careers page
You could look at a foundation degree in Professional Music Production, or a BA degree in Musical Theatre, here at The Manchester College. We can also help you find other relevant courses at our partner universities. From here, you could find yourself working as a performer or composer, a professional session musician or even as a musical director. There are lots of career paths open to you.
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.