This is a popular music course covering a variety of popular styles and genres. You have the opportunity to study across a variety of musical disciplines and develop practical skills in performance, composition, sequencing, recording and improvisation.
The course allows you to specialise for your final assessed unit, where you can choose to develop your performance, composition or technical skills within a collaborative project.
In the second year, you will have the opportunity to develop instrumental skills through weekly lessons in guitar, keyboard, vocals or drums.
Will the course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is keen, motivated, open minded about musical styles and is willing and comfortable about performing both on their own and with others to an audience. It is essential that you take part in personal music practice regularly at home.
Where can it lead?
You may progress on to a degree course in higher education, a music school or employment in the industry. Many of our students progress to our own degree programmes.
4 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including Music and English Language plus an audition. Music GCSE is preferable and you should be competent on your instrument or voice and this will be assessed at audition. Alternatives to GCSE Music may be considered, including practical grades from Rock School (4 and above) and ABRSM theory grades (3 and above).
Where will it lead?
The high level of satisfaction of students taking this course is reflected in the number who choose to progress with us to our Foundation and BA(Hons.) degree programmes to further their studies. Alternatively, the course will help build a strong foundation for those wanting to pursue a career in performance, composition or music management.