Music BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The internationally recognised RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners, aimed at singer-songwriters, vocalists, guitarists, drummers, keyboard and bass players, allows you to focus on music performance, technology and the music industry, giving you a wealth knowledge, professional standards and flexible skills. The qualification is written and developed by industry experts and education professionals to reflect the current music industry.

HOW LONG IS IT FOR?

This is a full time, 6 term course studied over 2 years, or as a one year top-up on completion of a 1 year Subsidiary.

ENTRY

You will need 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (including English and Maths). A good level of musicianship and good computer skills. We will consider all applicants on individual merit, but we assess your musical experience by way of audition.

WHAT DO I COME OUT WITH AT THE END?

A RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners is the equivalent of up to 3 A Levels, a BTEC and between 48 and 168 UCAS points.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

A RSL Level 3 Extended Diploma for Music Practitioners leads to the further study of music including HNC, HND or Foundation Degree and BA (Hons). It will also help you on your way to a career as a musical performer, music teacher, songwriter, producer, music journalist, band manager, sound engineer or session musician.

WHERE IS THIS COURSE AVAILABLE?

ExeterSouthamptonSwindonNorth East (Gateshead)Birmingham

WHAT SUBJECTS WILL I STUDY?
  • • Study your instrument in a series of instrument specific classes (i.e. guitarists will study with guitarists, vocalists will study with vocalists etc.)
  • • Write and record your own songs using the latest equipment and professional software in our own in-house recording studio
  • • Learn about different musical genres and perform them in class and practical settings
  • • Perform live in a band each week; learn new songs and perfect your rehearsal techniques
  • • Discover how the music industry works and begin to form your own career path for the future
  • • Develop your understanding of music theory
  • • Perform at a public gig at the end of each term
  • • Take an active role in planning, project-managing and performing in the end of course graduation gig