Music Performance will give you the chance to improve your skills as a musician. You will have lots of opportunities to play a variety styles of music and gain experience as a performer. There will be events in college and within the wider community for you to perform at and develop as professional musician.

You will look at music theory and harmony and learn how to apply these skills to solo and group performances. You will also study the music industry, looking at potential career options and how the industry works. Most importantly you will develop your skills to rehearse and perform as part of an ensemble, working as part of a team and also leading rehearsals.

The two-year course is equivalent to one A-Level and will broaden your musical knowledge and the practical application of your performance skills across a diverse range of projects. From this course you can progress to study Music Performance and other courses at Higher Education Level or enter the world of employment. 

Modules include:

Practical Music Theory and Harmony, Music Performance Session Styles, Professional Practice in the Music Industry, Ensemble Music Performance

Entry requirements

  • Professionally experienced staff including DJs and producers previously worked with Rizzle Kicks, an actor, director and writer, dance choreographer working with Torque Youth and Raptures Youth Dance Companies and a professional cellist
  • 150 seat performance theatre, Music practice room and large Dance studio with sprung floor
  • State of the art sound and audio visual equipment
  • Recording studios with cutting edge digital desks
  • Mac suites for music composition and technology
  • Annual New York trip
  • Annual Music Festival
  • Regular theatre trips
  • Acting, singing, dancing and DJ workshops
  • College show productions
  • Ballet, urban, tap and jazz dance classes

This course provides you with the opportunity to progress on to Higher Education, employment or further training. Our students have progressed to:

Music at the University of Manchester

Music: Popular Music and Recording at the University of Salford

Music (Song Writing and Production) at The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)

Music Performance with Education at The Academy of Contemporary Music

Game and Interactive Audio at Futureworks Manchester

Music Business at BIMM (British and Irish Modern Music Institue)

Music (Songwriting) at Leeds College of Music

Music Technology and Audio Systems at the University of Huddersfield

Music: Creative Music Technology at the University of Salford

Live Events Production at the University of Bolton

Course Key Details

Course Type : Extended Certificate
Exam Board : Pearson
Pass Rate : NA
Assessment : Mix of assessment

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