Level: 2 | Duration: 1 Year | Details: September
What is this course about?
At Cronton Sixth Form College we welcome and celebrate all styles of music. Our Professional Music Programme is aimed at preparing our students for employment and further study in the music industry as performers, composers, songwriters, recording engineers and other production roles.
If you have a strong interest in music and are considering higher-level study or you wish to gain specialist vocational skills to develop your employability, then the Professional Music Programme is for you.
Shakespeare North Playhouse is working in partnership with Cronton College to highlight career opportunities within the theatre and also the wider Creative Industries sector, offering students industry insight through inspiring experiences.
A number of practical performance units run throughout the course, in which you will be working in bands to develop musical material to perform at a number of external venues, such as The Studio (Widnes), the Cavern Club (Liverpool) and Parr Street Studios (Liverpool). In rehearsals, you will work as professional bands and you will have a say in what songs and styles of music you perform. In this way, we reflect real industry experience in developing your interests and professionalism, as well as working towards a performance.
At all times in the year, you will be working towards a public performance of one form or another.
Composing & Song writing Elements:
During the course, you will study song writing and work both as an individual and as a group to have your work performed. You will also have the chance to record and sequence your own compositions using our industry standard software, including ProTools, Sibelius and MuseScore.
Music Industry Element:
This course focuses on popular music theory and particularly on aspects that will help you become a more efficient and confident player on your chosen instrument(s), and that will also allow you to compose more effectively and to a higher standard.
What are the Entry Requirements?
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 9 – 3 including a grade 3 in English Language and a grade 2 in Maths.
- You must be able to play an instrument/sing competently and have an interest in the industry.
- You will need to successfully pass a musical audition for this course. This will be arranged after your admissions interview.
What will this course lead on to?
Achieving a Merit or above on this course will make you eligible to progress on to the Level 3 UAL Extended Diploma in Music (equivalent to 3 A Levels), which can then lead to a relevant specialised degree at university and/or a diverse range of employment opportunities in the industry as a music practitioner.
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
- Lectures 0
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes