EDEXCEL BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music

What will I learn?

You will study a range of units reflecting reflecting the nature of the music industry in the 21st century. These include Performance, Song-writing and Music Technology units, together with an exploration of careers within the music industry.

How is the course structured?

Each term of the 2-year course will consist of a music project including work from different units, and usually leading to some form of public performance or recording. Projects may be worded as follows:

“Working within a musical ensemble, write 2 songs and rehearse and perform them in a Music Department live event.”

“Taking a role in your group’s music production company, record a band in the recording studio and market the recording to an audience.”

How will I study?

You will be undertaking a range of tasks during the course. Many will be practical, some will be written. Throughout the course you will keep a logbook and build a portfolio of evidence which may include written work, recordings, video and photographs.

How will I be assessed?

All assessment is through your coursework, there are no formal written examinations. Every project will contain a number of assessment points, which will be assessed as Pass, Merit or Distinction. At all stages there are opportunities to reflect on your work and to resubmit it.

Download the course outline

Music BTEC course outline

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