This vocationally focussed Level 3 course will offer students key music knowledge and practical skills alongside their A level study. The course is structured over two years with 3 lessons per week (4 hours tuition) and covers a range of production, performance, and compositional skills, as well as industry insights. This is an ideal opportunity to augment academic studies with a useful creative outlet and develop an existing interest in music to support a future portfolio career.
Minimum five grade 4-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 2 course, and English and/or maths at grade 4. Good ability on a musical instrument to be shared at interview.
The work is all coursework related with no final exam and will require students to give formal oral and live music presentations and submit portfolio(s) detailing all research undertaken in the completion of each unit.
A BTEC Level 3 Certificate (equivalent to 1 GCE AS level) : Distinction , Merit or Pass.
Most students will continue onto the Year 2 course, Music BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at ESAM at East Sussex College.
Students will be offered the opportunity to buy support materials, and some students like to buy their own music software to extend their experience.
We will audition candidates for this course. At the end of the year, students will gain the BTEC certificate and they will be eligible to continue for a second year to complete the Music BTEC level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.
This course is run by East Sussex Music Service at the East Sussex Academy of Music in partnership with East Sussex College, Lewes.