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BTEC Extended Certificate

Music Performance

What is BTEC Music Performance?

BTEC Music is a well-rounded programme of study which prepares you for many aspects of work within the music industry. You will focus on Performance, Composition, Musicianship and Professional Practice.

What Will You Study?

Compulsory Units:

  1. Practical Music Theory and Harmony – Internally Assessed (in Year 2)
  2. Professional Practice in the Music Industry – Externally Assessed (in Year 2, timed conditions)
  3. Ensemble Music Performance – Externally Assessed (in Year 1)

Optional Units:

You will choose one more unit from the following list to complete your qualification:

Music Performance Session Styles – Internally Assessed (in Year 1)

or

Solo Performance – Internally Assessed (in Year 1)

What Next?

Studying BTEC Music can lead you into an exciting and creative career in the music and media industries. The skills that you will develop are essential for working as a Performer, Composer or Producer, in a recording studio, in Radio and in theatres and live music venues. There are a wide range of vocational and Higher Education courses available in this subject area.

Exam Board

Edexcel

Entry Requirements

At least five 4s at GCSE and at least a 4 in Music (if studied) and a 4 in English Language or Maths.
Students who enrol onto this course must be able to play at least one instrument to a competent level. For more detail please contact the Music Department.

Course Type

BTEC Extended Certificate

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Music Technology (Production) or (Performing), Modern Foreign Languages, Business Studies, English, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts, History, Media Studies, Maths and Physics.

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