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Music Performance Diploma

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Music & Performing Arts
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   2 Years


Dates & Locations

Course Type   16-19
Location   Cornwall College St Austell
Start Date   06/09/2021

Learn how to write, perform and record songs with a BBC Radio 2 award nominated musician and songwriter.

If you want to develop and improve your creative and practical skills as a creative musician then this is the course for you!

You will be learning from an experienced, practicing musician. Learn to develop song -writing, composing, performance, sequencing, production and recording skills in studio spaces with not only digital but also analogue capabilities!

Get creative and learn with Industry endorsed practitioners!

  What You Will Learn

Original song writing, composing and Arranging :

The ability to write and perform original material is fundamental to the course. Becoming a unique and creative artist will help with employability in this competitive landscape but also develop your creativity.

You will also experiment with arranging music.

Writing for film/games and moving image:

The ability to use sequencing to write and compose original music for games and film is an exciting part of the course. This is a growing sector of the music industry and will give the learners opportunity to discover more about this incredibly rich and creative area.

Students will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other creative subjects such as fine art and media.

Recording using analogue and digital equipment:

You will develop digital sequencing skills as well as recording and production techniques.

There is always a link between old and new in the music Industry with recording techniques and genres reflecting the music of the past as well as looking forwards. The ability to use analogue equipment will give a working sound engineer or producer another string to their bow in this increasingly competitive market.

Performance :

The course will focus on live performance and we will actively work to showcase student’s skills and deliver entertaining, interesting shows within the community.

We will, as part of the course, put on some interesting and relevant events with professional musicians and bands both performing and delivering workshops.

  Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics.

  Work Experience

As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement.

  Assessment

You will be assessed through online assessment and practical assignments

  Progression

Having completed this course the natural progression is to continue your studies at a University but what are your other options?

We live in an exciting time where technological advances mean opportunity but greater competition. Freelance writing and session playing opportunities will arise for confident and gifted musicians. Performing will always be an option too.

Work experience in local radio or shadowing sound technicians will help you to gain confidence and contacts on a local level.

Get in a Band, get your music out there. Contact journalists and National DJ’s. Record an Album using College equipment and space and promote it online. The harder you work on the business side of things the more interest you will get.

Be creative!

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# Music # Performance # MusicandPerformingArts # TheCreativeandDigitalAcademy # TCDA # music2021

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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  Profile

Jack Sutton Basset

A photo of Jack Sutton Basset

Jack chose to study at the College for his Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC in Music and has gone onto travel the world with his band King Creature. They've toured around America, Europe and China and have even recorded at the infamous Abbey Road Studios.

" I had a great time on my course and I met some great people who I'm still in contact with and work with. I wanted a course that allowed me to play music and now I play drums for the band King Creature and get to travel a lot."

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