Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English and Maths, or a full Level 2 qualification with a merit profile and grades 9-4 in GCSE English and Maths. You will also undertake a two-minute audition to demonstrate your practical/performance skills.
This course aims to develop your performance, theoretical and instrumental skills. You will also study the music industry in detail to develop your career aspirations and understanding of work conditions.
Using industry-standard software and equipment, you will learn about popular music, performing and how the sound and music industry works. You will do this through many theoretical and practical projects which include the creation of original recordings and music videos.
By the end of the second year you will have undertaken many live performances including gigs in our newly refurbished College theatre and at a variety of professional venues across the south. Each term ends with the creation and promotion of a substantial music event.
You can progress on to study a degree at university such as music composition, music technology or record production. You could go on to one of many roles within the industry such as session musician, performer, composer or studio technician.