BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music (Technology) | Walsall College

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music (Technology)

Looking to make a career out of music?

We can help you turn your hobby into a career you’ll love. Despite fears of digital disruption, the music industry is growing. Overall revenues are increasing by 9.6% in 2017 (according to the Entertainment Retailers Association), with streaming revenues from subscriptions to services like Spotify up 41.9%

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music (Technology) has been specifically created to help you develop the skills you need to start your journey into the music industry. Through the course, you will learn a wide range of skills, such as using specialist digital recording technology, mastering your own composition, and supporting live events.

You will get a flavour of what it's like to work in the industry, by taking part in live performances as technical support for sound and lighting. There will also be opportunities to use the recording studio, producing music and creating sound effects for videos.

Industry experts and musicians will visit to hold workshops for you, and if you like travelling, you will love the trips to local and European music and cultural venues. 

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4 GCSEs at grades C/GCSE grade 4 or above including English Language. Or a Level 2 related qualification. All applicants will need to attend an interview, during which you should be able to present and discuss any examples of recording/music sequencing that you have completed, or any experience of using music technology in a range of performance environments.

HNC/D in Music (Production), employment or university degree.

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Basic Information

Course Code P01F3MUT9P
Location Broadway Training
Level Level 3
Type Full-Time/Part-Time
Fee Aged 16-18: FREE, Aged 19 & Over: To be confirmed
Start Date Sep 09 2019

Special Information

This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan - If finances have been holding you back from starting a course, you can now apply for a loan to help with the cost of these fees!



Maths & English Requirement

English and Maths is a mandatory part of the 16-19 study programme.
If you have GCSEs in English and Maths at:

  • A* - C or 4-9 - You will continue to study English and Maths but do not have to take another exam.
  • D or 3 - You will need to resit your GCSE English and Maths at college.
  • E, F or G / 1 or 2 - You will study for Functional Skills until you get to Level 1. Then you will take GCSE English and Maths.

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