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Music Performance - Extended Diploma Level 3 (Full-time) Newcastle College University Centre



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This course is designed for people wanting to pursue careers in the rapidly evolving music and multimedia production industries. The course comprises workshops, lessons, master classes, ensemble and solo performance opportunities, lectures and seminars as well as business skills and real world projects. Everything you do will be industry related, forging links between academic study, the development of technical skills and the business itself. During your studies academic tutors and professional musicians of international esteem will help develop students’ skills in performance, in a wide range of styles and techniques. In the second year of the course, you will be introduced to studio recording and will further develop skills using computer software whilst still developing skills in creative composition across the wide spectrum of music media and its various roles in the industry. The second year curriculum gives you the opportunity to personalise your learning experience in order to enhance the chance of realising your full potential. This course is designed for those wanting to develop careers in the music profession and related industries. Students can choose to specialise more in the second year in either Performance or Production. The course leads to the following qualification: Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music. The programme is equivalent to 3 A Levels (with a maximum 360 UCAS points being available for this programme). On successful completion of this course you could progress onto a Higher Education programme including those offered below at Newcastle College including: Foundation Degree in Popular Music, Foundation Degree in Music Production, Foundation Degree in Sound Engineering, Foundation Degree in Stage Management and Technical Theatre.

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Here are the different ways in which you can study Music Performance - Extended Diploma Level 3 (Full-time).

Full Time (2 years)

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Contact provider


03 Sep


Performance Academy

Newcastle College,

Rye Hill Campus,

Newcastle Upon Tyne,

Newcastle Upon Tyne,

NE4 7SH, England

Entry requirement for international students

If English is not your first language, you will also need IELTS 5.0.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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