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BTEC Intermediate Certificate in Music

This course is designed to teach you the skills needed to kick-start a career in music. Whether you are a performer, composer or interested in music technology, the course serves as an excellent introduction to this fast-growing and highly competitive industry and will prepare you for further study at Level 3.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Music
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/btec-intermediate-certificate-in-music
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Course Information for Students

This course is designed to teach you the skills needed to kick-start a career in music. Whether you are a performer, composer or interested in music technology, the course serves as an excellent introduction to this fast-growing and highly competitive industry and will prepare you for further study at Level 3.

You need grades D/3 at GCSE, including English Language and Maths (or a standard of maths and English at Functional Skills Level 1).

If you play an instrument or sing, you will be required to take part in a short audition.

If you are a composer or music technologist, you will be required to demonstrate some experience in these areas. Ideally this should include  some audio of songs that you have produced or written yourself.

You will study various units and take part in projects that are designed to improve your skills in different areas. These will include:

  • Sequencing: you’ll learn how to use specialist software to record music
  • Composition: you’ll learn different techniques to help you compose your own music in response to different scenarios, such as pop songs and soundtracks to games or films
  • Research skills: you’ll take part in a research project all about a musical topic that interests you
  • The music industry: you’ll learn how the industry is structured and the different employment opportunities it offers
  • Listening skills: you’ll learn about different styles and genres of music from the 1950s to the present day and how to recognise different features of these styles through listening.

This course will be delivered on-site.

If you are a guitarist or bassist, you will be required to bring your own instrument and jack lead.

Drummers will need to bring a pair of drum sticks. Some drummers choose to bring their own snare drums and cymbals, but we do provide these.

Some vocalists like to bring their own microphone, but we do provide these too.

Most of your assessment will be through coursework. This will entail a mixture of practical assessments, written assessments, presentation work and project work.

This course is designed to prepare you for study at Level 3. You can progress to Level 3 if you succesfully achieve your Level 2 music qualification and grade C/4 in English and Maths.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Musicians

£27158

Musicians

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:49 pm