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Music Performance Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Information

  • Course Code: WEB008
  • Duration: 1 academic year
  • Study mode: Full Time

This Level 3 Diploma & Extended Diploma in Music Performance aims to provide a firm foundation in many areas of Music Performance including an insight into the business skills needed to build a successful career. The course also encourages personal development and expression through a range of challenging personal and group projects.

What will I study?

The course is made up of mandatory and optional units from a broad range of professional and subject - specific topics. Mandatory units include:

  • Aural Perception Skills
  • Major Music Project
  • Music and Society
  • The Sound and Music Industry

Learners also study optional units which include:

  • Arranging & Composing Music
  • Music Events Management
  • Improvising Music
  • Live Music Workshop
  • Marketing & Promotion in the Industry
  • Solo Music Performance Skills
  • Working & Developing as a Musical Ensemble
  • Singing Techniques and Performance
Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 including English Language or completion of a Level 2 course.

How will I be assessed?

The emphasis of assessments on the course is developing you as a music specialist with a range of skills and approaches to music recording, live performance support, and broader technical and organisational skills that are needed in the real world. There are no formal examinations.

What can I do next?

On completion of this qualification you will be able to move onto one of the many Higher Education Courses that are now available in this field or take the first steps in a Music Career.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Music Teacher

Music teachers give music lessons to people of all ages and abilities. If you are skilled at playing a musical instrument or singing and would like to pass your skills and love of music on to others, then there could be opportunities for you in this job.

Patience and encouragement will help you to teach pupils at a pace that is right for them. You’ll also be using your communication skills to share your enthusiasm for music.

There are different entry requirements for this job, depending on whether you want to teach in a music college, primary school, secondary school, or offer private tuition.

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Music Therapist

Music therapists use music and sound to help improve people's emotional wellbeing, relieve stress and improve confidence.

If you have a high level of musical ability and would like to use your communication skills to help people improve their lives, this could be the job for you.

In this role you will need to be able to relate well to all kinds of different people. You will also need to be non-judgemental and enjoy helping people.

To get into this job you will need a master’s qualification in music therapy. To do a master’s course you will need a diploma or degree in music, or a degree in psychology or education.?

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Musical Instrument Maker-repairer

As a musical instrument maker or repairer you’ll use your specialist practical skills to create new musical instruments or repair ones that have been damaged. If you love music and can use your woodworking and metalworking skills to a high level of accuracy, then this could be a job you’ll enjoy.

Patience and concentration will help you to make good quality repairs. An appreciation of pitch and sound quality will help you to make sure the instrument is tuned and ready to play.

There's no set entry route to become a musical instrument maker or repairer. Most new musical instrument makers or repairers have learned their skills whilst working, or gained them by completing a relevant qualification.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Music Promotions Manager

Music promotions managers publicise recording artists or live music events. If you've got knowledge of music and the music industry, and you are persuasive and good at negotiating, this job could be ideal for you.

In this job you will need excellent spoken and written communication skills. You will need to be able to stay organised when working under pressure.

There is no set entry route to become a music promotions manager. Having experience and contacts in the industry can help you find employment. Many people move into this job from other roles within the music industry.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire