Song Writing BTEC Professional Diploma Level 4

In London

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    BTEC

  • Location

    London

Description

If you are a budding songwriter, passionate about performing and writing many styles of music then this will be of interest to you. This course will suit you if you are interested in studying popular music, or if you are looking to develop a career in the music industry as a singer, songwriter or musician.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

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London
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The College Of North West London Dudden Hill Lane, NW10 2XD

Starts

On request

To take into account

You should have 4 GCSEs at grades A-C ideally including English and Maths. If you do not have these specific GCSE results, do still apply. You will also be invited in for a practical assessment of your musical skills to determine whether you are suitable for the course. You will need basic skills on either keyboard or guitar. After applying you will have an interview to determine which course...

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Course programme

Qualification Name:ICMP: BTEC Professional Diploma In Songwriting
Course Name:Song Writing BTEC Professional Diploma Level 4
Course Code:AAZSP1AO
Centre:Institute of Contemporary Music & Performance
Applies to:Adults
Availability:Full Time (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri)

Who is this course for?
If you are a budding songwriter, passionate about performing and writing many styles of music then this will be of interest to you. This course will suit you if you are interested in studying popular music, or if you are looking to develop a career in the music industry as a singer, songwriter or musician.

What are the entry requirements?
You should have 4 GCSEs at grades A-C ideally including English and Maths. If you do not have these specific GCSE results, do still apply. You will also be invited in for a practical assessment of your musical skills to determine whether you are suitable for the course. You will need basic skills on either keyboard or guitar.
After applying you will have an interview to determine which course is suitable for your needs and abilities.
  • Minimum Literacy Level: Level 2

  • Reading: You can read and summarise information by selecting and using different types of documents to obtain relevant information; skim and scan documents to gain a general idea of content and identify the information you need; recognise the writer's intentions and identify the main points, ideas and lines of reasoning; summarise information to suit your purpose. Writing: You can present relevant information in a format that suits your purpose; structure your writing to help readers follow and understand your main points; spell, punctuate and use grammar accurately; construct complex sentences and make your meaning clear.
  • Minimum Numeracy Level: Level 2

  • Interpret information: You can read and understand tables, charts, graphs and diagrams; read and understand numbers used in different ways; estimate amounts and proportions; make accurate observations and select appropriate methods to get the results you need. Carry out calculations: You can carry out calculations involving two or more steps, with numbers of any size, with and without a calculator; work with and convert between fractions, decimals and percentages; convert measurements between systems (e.g. pounds to kilograms); work out areas and volumes; work out dimensions from scale drawings; use proportions and calculate ratios where appropriate; compare sets of data of an appropriate size and use range to describe the spread within sets of data.


What qualification will I receive?
BTEC Professional Diploma in Song Writing.

Where can it lead?
Progression routes may include freelance playing and writing of music, professional sessions employment or the creation of your own music promotions business.

What will I study?
You will study in a range of different ways, in classrooms, in studios and in auditoriums. You will study areas of composition writing, song writing, playing your instrument, using technology to enhance your musicianship, popular music as a business and popular music as a part of culture.

How will I be taught?
You will be taught by a range of professional musicians who are also committed to supporting new talent within education. You will be taught through demonstrations, technical instruction and specifically planned exercises to help improve your instrument playing technique. You will also be taught in group seminars, group lectures and through your own individual one to one sessions with lecturers.

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through the observation and recording of your creative writing skills and in performance by your lecturer or assessors. You will be assessed through formative tests and through the writing up of your research and analysis of the popular music industry and popular music history and culture.

What will it cost?
Full Time Overseas FeesUp to £5250*
UK Home FeesUp to £5250*
Age under 19 on 31st August of the year you start your course? Study forFREE.

On income-based benefit? You could study for only £30.

Cost & Availability - Please be aware that certain courses are not subject to concessions.

Song Writing BTEC Professional Diploma Level 4

Price on request