Music Performance

BTEC National Foundation Diploma , Level 3
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What Our Students Say

“I think it’s the fact of being able to progress your creativity and be able to work on very new ideas – so whether if you’re going to do like a music video, a documentary, a short film, those sort of like projects where you just get something new, something you haven’t even done before, um it helps to expand your mind into something completely different and work into something that’s not the same thing as you’ve done before.”

Scott, Creative Media

“You get so much experience, like you’re not just doing one side of journalism you’re doing all different things – so one day you’ll be doing some magazines and then the next you’ll be filming in the TV studio so it’s just great to get to experience all kinds of journalism so then you get to decide which part you want to go into.”

Alannah, Creative Media

“The equipment is equipment that I’ve never actually used before coming to college and you know I had to learn about it, but when I did actually learn about it and get to grips with it a bit it really helped me be able to create new sounds on my instruments and stuff like that, and be able to kind of work with them a bit instead of just using old 2001 amps from my old school, so it was pretty nice to be able to use actually new modern equipment.”

Tom, Music Performance

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Course Information


Craft your career composition with this programme. Select a genre, and explore the ensemble skills, performance techniques, and composition of that music style. You will explore ensemble performance work and develop your harmony knowledge. You’ll also compose and promote your own music as part of your studies.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Course units/modules

Year 1 :

  • A1 Performing as an ensemble
  • A2 Creating musical material
  • A3 Using musical styles
  • C7 Planning a career in the industry

Year 2 :

  • D8 Using development plans to refine skills
  • D9 Producing a personal project
  • D10 Using material for self-promotion and networking
  • E11 Undertaking a defined technical project role
  • E12 Using creative collaboration to develop a project
  • E13 Producing a collaborative project

Benefits and skills

  • Acquire ensemble skills, performance techniques, and composition skills
  • Gain a practical and theoretical understanding of musical harmony.
  • Promote your compositions and yourself as an artist.
  • Utilise music software in written and theoretical contexts.
  • Entry requirements

    Five GCSEs at grade 4 including English and maths.

    Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

    Progression may include further study at degree level, conservatoire study, or relevant employment.

    Course details


    1 year Diploma

    1 year Top-up Extended Diploma

    Start Date: 09/09/2024
    Fees (16-18): No fee
    Study Type: Full time
    Course Code: 73815-01
    Fees (Adult): £2,882

    Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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