For keen musicians from all musical backgrounds ranging from the classical to the more popular.
- Music skills are well respected and highly regarded by the academic profession
- The qualifications demonstrate that you have good self-discipline and application to a demanding course
- Music can be studied at university or at a Music Conservatoire. Many colleges and universities also offer music as a subsidiary study
- Music is an exciting and enjoyable subject with a lot of practical work and the opportunity to take part in many musical activities with others
Any special requirements?
You do not need to have a GCSE in music to study this course although that would certainly be a good basis from which to start. You should be a competent player on your chosen instrument of about grade 5 in standard and be able to read music, even if only to a very basic level.
What will I study and how will it be assessed?
Unit 1 - Performing (40%) - 8-minute recital, Viva Voce based on your recital programme, performance as part of an ensemble, on a second instrument.
Unit 2 - Composing (30%) - Coursework portfolio and instrumental composition.
Unit 3 - Examination (30%) - based on six set works in both classical and jazz music.
Unit 4 - Performing (40%) - 20-minute recital, Viva Voce based on your recital programme.
Unit 5 - Composing (30%) - Stylistic techniques, composition.
Unit 6 - Examination (30%) - based on a variety of music including programme music and music for the stage and screen.
If you would like further information about this subject please contact the Head of Music, Miss H Davies at: