This is a popular music course covering a variety of genres from 1950 to the present day. You have the opportunity to study across a variety of musical disciplines and develop practical skills in performance, composition, sequencing, recording and improvisation.
The course also allows you to develop your theoretical understanding of music providing the opportunity to develop your sight-reading, aural perception skills and ability to communicate ideas effectively to other musicians.
You will have the opportunity to develop instrumental skills through weekly lessons in guitar, keyboard, vocals or drums.
On your programme you will study for Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths qualifications, if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade C.
As part of our study programme all students are expected to take part in our Wednesday afternoon enrichment offer. Students are able to choose from approximately 40 options which help build skills and attributes that employers and universities are seeking in their applicants.
5 GCSE's at A*-C or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language and Music. Note: Alternatives to GCSE Music may be considered, including practical grades from Rock School (4 and above) and ABRSM theory grades (3 and above). An audition will be required.
There is ongoing assessment through course work and assignments.
You may progress on to a degree course in higher education, a music school or employment in the industry.
Will the course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is keen, motivated, open minded about musical styles and is willing and comfortable about performing both on their own and with others to an audience.