Music BTEC Level 3

Level BTEC

What will I study?

The course focuses on performance in both ensemble and solo settings, general musicianship as well as researching and investigating professional practice in the pop music industry and the range of opportunities for solo performance. You will be expected to respond to set performance briefs alongside developing your knowledge of the fundamental rudiments of musical language. The course comprises of 4 units which are: Ensemble Music Performance; Practical Music: Theory and Harmony; Professional Practice in the Music Industry; Solo Performance. Although there is no requirement to have Grade 5 Theory you will have to learn about music theory on the course – it’s not entirely practical!

Is this course right for me?

Studying BTEC Level 3 Music gives you the opportunity to formalise and deepen your knowledge, experience and understanding of the contemporary music industry. You will analyse performance practice and incorporate current trends into your own music making in both solo and ensemble settings as well as strengthening your knowledge of the rudiments of music. This knowledge will then be put into practical use in vocational contexts to deepen your awareness of relationships within the organisations found in today’s ever evolving music industry. Although the course is largely practical, and mostly focused on performance of contemporary music, 2 units have externally assessed written exams.

Where next?

Performing, composing, music production, music/event management, music broadcasting/journalism and the wider creative industries. The rigour of the course will provide the learner with the relevant qualification base to study at university or music conservatoire.

Minimum entry requirements

C/4 in Music GCSE or BTEC Level 2 Merit or Grade 5 standard or above on main instrument desirable but not essential. Audition required. Please make sure that you have also looked at and understand the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.