Course overviewThis exciting vocational course is designed to offer a broad look at the many aspects of the music industry with a focus on music performance. This enjoyable course will provide you with technical ability and encourages a high level of creativity. You will also develop your knowledge of music history, music theory, aural skills, composing, songwriting and music production.
This two year programme is centred around you as musician with a view to improving and/or maximising your current performance skills, your ability to learn and explore new and different styles of music, improve your ability to work as a solo and ensemble musician, and to learn about the music industry.
The course is designed around a number of music projects, such as live performance projects showcasing your work in-house and within the local community, composition or song writing tasks, events organisation and management and research assignments.
What else do I need to know?Most of our assignments and resources are online so that you can access them from home as well as in College. We provide lots of opportunities for our students to experience real world industry experience through performing at or event managing gigs, as well as creating and launching your own music.
What are the entry requirements?
You will be invited to interview/audition where you will have the opportunity to meet the department and be shown the facilities.
You will be asked questions about your interests, and where applicable your compositions and allow you the opportunity to tell us all about your passion for the subject.
Maths and English
Alongside your course you will study Maths and/or English to improve your skills in these vital subjects by attending structured weekly sessions as part of your timetable. Maths and English development is also integrated in practical assignments.
How is it assessed?
What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
What can I do next?
Music & Performing Arts
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