Music Performance - Industry Excellence Academy

BTEC Extended Diploma Music

Course Details

BTEC Extended Diploma
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Age Group
16 - 18

City Campus Manchester
(Full Time - 2 years)

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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.

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Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

Assessment for this BTEC will be through a range of assessment methods, to include some written assignments and presentations, with a majority focused on rehearsals and live performance.

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 choose to progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship.

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This certificate can also help you gain successful employment as a musician, promotor, music events manager, music producer or teacher.

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Depending on your current age, position and circumstances, there may be a fee for this course.

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.

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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.

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In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.

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If you were born to perform 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 Music department, here at The Manchester College.

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