Music Performance - Level 2
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Music Performance is the perfect course for you if you are serious about a career in music, but need to gain the right qualifications to progress onto a Level 3 course.
This introductory course will provide you an opportunity to focus on your music full-time, and receive one-to-one support from industry experienced tutors. This course is a pathway of our Music Practitioner course and will allow you to specialise in performance. You will have the choice to explore the music you are passionate about and develop your instrumental skills, such as guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keyboard.
We will introduce you to topics including business, composition and performance, and give you the opportunity to lay-down tracks in our state-of-the-art recording studios.
- 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English and maths
You will also be invited to perform in an audition.
What will I achieve?
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 2 RSL Diploma in Music Practioner (Music Performance).
What will I learn?
Depending on the pathway you choose, you could cover the following:
- An introduction to business
- Music performance
- Learn how to use digital audio work stations (DAWS)
- Working in a band
- Organising an event
- Instrumental skills
How is the course taught?
- Studio based creative workshops
- Group work
- Independent study
How am I assessed?
- Performances (if applicable)
Work experience opportunities
Our work experience team will be on hand to help you gain practical work experience through placements and live projects.
You will also take part in masterclasses and guest lectures from industry experts. Last year, students had the chance to learn from John Waugh of The 1975 as well as Sam Fender's band-mates Dean Thompson, Tom Ungerer and Drew Michael.
English and Maths
English and maths are important skills for musicians. We will help you to achieve a qualification in both if you do not already hold one, as well as help you to develop your existing skills.
You will explore maths through the development of technical language in music and using ratios when you work the DAWS system. You will also learn about language arrangement when you write music, as well as improve your communication in written work.
Where can I progress?
After successfully completing the course you can choose to progress to Music Performance - Level 3.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.
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What can I do with a qualification in Music?
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- Conducts interviews and prepares reports for news broadcasts, current affairs programmes and documentaries.
- Introduces and presents radio and television programmes, reads news bulletins and makes announcements.
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- Performs singing, comedy, acrobatic, illusion and conjuring routines.
- Assumes character created by a playwright or author and communicates this to an audience.
- Studies script, play or book and prepares and rehearses interpretation.
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- Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
- Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
- Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.
- Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.
- Conceives and writes original music.