A BTEC in Music will equip you with a sound knowledge of the Music industry, practical skills and Music Technology skills. The course is creative, practical and academic.
You will complete four units, each worth 30 marks.
Unit 1: The Music Industry
In this unit you will cover:
- Roles and responsibilities in the Music industry
- Venues and performances
This unit has an examination which can be taken at the end of Year 10.
Unit 2: Managing a Music Product
In this unit you will work as part of a team, to create and manage a concert. You will be responsible for:
- Programming what will be performed at the concert
- Auditioning other students
- Technical set-up e.g. microphones
- Running the concert on the day
This is a highly enjoyable unit and very rewarding when completed. You will also need to write a report of the event, explaining the processes and your reasons behind them.
Unit 3: Performance
For this unit you will perform both as a soloist and as a member of a group. You will keep a practice log, which will be marked alongside your performance.
Unit 4: Sequencing
This is a Music Technology based unit. You will cover:
- Auto tuning
- Making music and sound for advertisements, using Music Technology
You will also need to write a report, explaining the processes and your reasons behind them.
Exams and Assessment
There is one written examination, worth 25% of the final grade. This exam can be taken at the end of Year 10. All other units are coursework based and will be submitted at the end of each unit. A guide to the submission dates:
|Unit 2||· The end of the summer term of Year 10|
|Unit 3||· The end of the spring term of Year 11|
|Unit 4||· The end of the spring term of Year 11|
Why choose Music?
Music is both a creative and academic subject. The BTEC Music course gives you a valuable insight, through practical learning, into how the Music industry works, as well as a broad range of skills which can be further developed at post 16 on a Level 3 course.