Btec Music Coursework Assignment


Homework 1:

You are going to be delivering a pitch to the class on the night you would like to host. Prepare your presentation focusing on the following points:

  • The theme of your evening. Why do you think this will be popular?
  • Who will be performing (in school, outside of school, etc.)
  • How you will choose the performers.
  • Where your evening will take place, and why.
  • Considerations you will have to make for your evening (i.e. safety, roles of the team, etc.)

Homework 2:

Using the 'Development Plan' below, write up what you think you will need to consider during the idea stage of planning your gig. You can refer to your groups' gig theme if appropriate, or you can go into more detail as to what you think is going to be most important and why.

Homework 3:

See attached homework 3 slide below with contents page. Make sure that you have the contents page ready for your next double lesson.

Homework 4:

Please find attached the promotion strategies/methods that you researched in class. Please read through these by next lesson.

BTEC level 3 Diploma in Music

Who is the course for?

This advanced level course is ideal if you want to develop a practical and theoretical understanding of a wide range of music styles. Students taking this course will be experienced players who want to develop their performance, composition, theoretical and historical understanding of music in popular, jazz and classical genres.

What will I study on the course?

You will develop performance skills through individual specialist lessons for solo performances and ensemble classes. You will develop your theoretical understanding and your skills in composing and arranging music, including how to use relevant software, including Sibelius and Logic. You will also study musicianship skills including the history of popular music, theory, aural training, vocal technique and improvisation, music in society. You will also have the opportunity to study related subjects including music industry, music awareness and live sound. You will study at least 18 units (modules), which, on successful completion will give you a qualification the equivalent of three A Levels.

The course covers the following core units (compulsory for all students):

  • Aural Perception Skills
  • Major Music Project
  • Music and Society
  • The Sound and Music Industry

In addition to the core units the following specialist units are available to students:

  • Arranging Music
  • Classical Music in Practice
  • Composing Music
  • Improvising Music
  • Improvising Music in a Jazz Style
  • Live Music Workshop
  • Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry
  • Music and Sound for the Moving Image
  • Music Performance Session Styles
  • Music Performance Techniques
  • Contemporary Songwriting Techniques

Along with many other units specifically selected to suit the needs and interests of the students.

As this is a music performance course, there will be the opportunity to receive heavily subsidised specialist one to one tuition in your first instrument, which are incredibly important to your development as an instrumentalist or singer. You will have opportunities to develop your technique and interpretation and take graded music exams.

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