Southern Regional College

BTEC National Diploma in Music

Southern Regional College
In Armagh

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Typology BTEC
Location Armagh (Northern Ireland)
Duration 2 Years
Start Different dates available
  • BTEC
  • Armagh (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

On successful completion of this course your career opportunities in the music industry are wide and varied. Careers in the sector range from singing with a pop band to music publishing with many different options in between. You can progress to the HND in Music Production (Armagh Campus) or to other HND and degree courses in Music and Music Technology. This course is suitable for If you have achieved any of the following and want to gain a qualification equivalent to three 'A' Levels, then this course is for you: Four GCSEs grade C and above. First Diploma or Certificate. Intermediate GNVQ. NVQ Level 2. Leaving Certificate Grade C or above in Music is preferable. You must also be of performance standard in your chosen instrument(s) or voice and you must provide your.

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Armagh
Lonsdale Building, College Hill, BT61 7HN, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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Starts Different dates available
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Armagh
Lonsdale Building, College Hill, BT61 7HN, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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Course programme


BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MUSIC

Who is this course for?

If you have achieved any of the following and want to gain a qualification equivalent to three 'A' Levels, then this course is for you:
  • Four GCSEs grade C and above
  • First Diploma or Certificate
  • Intermediate GNVQ
  • NVQ Level 2
  • Leaving Certificate Grade C or above in Music is preferable.

You must also be of performance standard in your chosen instrument(s) or voice and you must provide your own instrument unless these are piano, keyboards or drums, which are available for use in the college music centre.

How long is this course for?
2 years full time
What will I study?
The BTEC National Diploma in Music consists of five core units plus twelve specialist units

Core Units
  • Listening Skills for Musicians
  • Major Music Project
  • Music and Society
  • Planning a Music Project
  • The Sound and Music Industry

Specialist Units may include:
  • Arranging Music
  • Aural Perception Skills
  • Classical Music in Practice
  • Composing Music
  • Improvising Music
  • Music Theory and Harmony
  • Pop Music in Practice
  • Studying Music from Around the World
  • The Functional Music Keyboard
  • Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble
  • Working with Music Notation Software Packages

How will I be assessed? You will be internally assessed on each unit through various assignments, which include practical projects and performances. There are no external examinations.
What can I do after the course?

On successful completion of this course your career opportunities in the music industry are wide and varied. Careers in the sector range from singing with a pop band to music publishing with many different options in between.

You can progress to the HND in Music Production (Armagh Campus) or to other HND and degree courses in Music and Music Technology.

How do I apply? Complete an application form (available from each campus or in the Admissions Section) and return it to the Armagh Campus.

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