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Weymouth College

Music (Session Musician)

UCAS Code: W310

Higher National Diploma - HND

Entry requirements


A level

D-A*

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP-D*D*D*

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Applicants should normally be at least 18 years of age. Applications are welcomed from candidates with a subject-specific Level 3 course such as a National Subsidiary/Diploma/Extended Diploma, A Level, Access to Higher Education Course, or a work-based course, such as NVQ 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship with a minimum 48 UCAS points achieved. International applicants will be required to have an IELTS score of 6 achieved within the last two years to apply for this course. Mature students may present a more varied profile of achievement that is likely to include extensive work experience (paid and/or unpaid) and/or achievement of a range of professional qualifications in their work sector. Applicants will normally be invited for interview.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The BTEC Higher National in Music is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. Higher Nationals provide a wide-ranging study of music and are designed for students who wish to pursue or advance their career in music. In addition to the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin the study of the music industry, Pearson BTEC Higher Nationals in Music give students experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

Holders of the Level 5 Higher National Diploma will have developed a sound understanding of the principles in their field of study and will have learned to apply those principles more widely. They will have learned to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to solving problems. They will be able to perform effectively in their chosen field and will have the qualities necessary for employment in situations requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and decision-making.

The Level 5 Higher National Diploma is recognised by Higher Education providers as meeting admission requirements to many relevant Music-related courses.

Modules

Year 1 - Mandatory Core Units: The Music Industry; Marketing and Promotion for Musicians (Pearson-set); Professional Development
Specialist Units: The Evolution of the Instrument; Applied Music Theory; Performance; Instrumental Technique
Option Unit: Fundamentals of Composition
Year 2 - Mandatory Core Unit: Creative Research Project (Pearson-set) (30 credits)
Specialist Units: Musical Direction in Practice; Advanced Performance Skills; Live Arrangement Skills
Option Units: Advanced Music Event Management; Composing to a Brief; Notation and Transcriptions.

Assessment methods

The course is predominantly assessed through the completion of assignment projects. Much of the study will require work outside of formal classes, so self-motivation and good time management skills are essential. As a guideline you are advised that a 15-credit unit approximates to a learning time of 150 hours.

Two core units: one 15 credit (Level 4) and one 30 credit unit (Level 5) will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,750
per year
England
£5,750
per year
EU
£5,750
per year
International
£5,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,750
per year
Scotland
£5,750
per year
Wales
£5,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Weymouth College

Department:

Visual and Performing Arts

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