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Music Performance Rock School Level 2 Diploma

Do you enjoy music, play an instrument or sing? Are you interested performing Rock, Pop and Indie music? Are you interested in working with the Sound and Music industry? This may be the course for you!

Entry Requirements

You will need to have:

– Four GCSEs at D or above
– An acceptable level of achievement on an instrument assessed via our audition process
– A good school report or Record of Achievement
(In the case of mature students evidence of prior learning and/or appropriate experience may be taken into consideration.)

Course Content

Practical Units- Rehearsal Skills, Instrumental Workshops and Live Performance.

Non-Practical Units- Earning Money from Music, Selling Music and Music Style Development.

How will I be taught?

The practical classes will be taught by instrument specialists in a professional rehearsal environment. This will develop your technique and prepare you for performances.

Non-practical units will be delivered in a more traditional classroom based environment by lecturers and guest speakers. These sessions give an overview of the wider musical world including working within the industry.

How will I be assessed?

Practical classes are continually assessed throughout each term. Performances are recorded and graded at the end of each term.

Non-practical units are assessed by a variation of coursework, presentations, essays and written reports.

Will I need any extra equipment?

Guitar and bass players must bring their own instruments and tuners. Drummers must bring sticks and hot-rods. Singers are encouraged to bring their own microphone but this is not essential.

What qualifications will I get?

You will gain the ROCK SCHOOL Level 2 Diploma in Music which is a nationally recognised qualification.  This is the equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

GCSE English or Maths will be mandatory for those without a C grade.

What will it allow me to do in the future?

Typically, you would progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music provided your grades at Level 2 are high enough.

Course Information

If you have any concerns or queries about the course entry requirements, please contact Ben Baxter (course manager)

You will be expected to take part in public performances and support the College’s professional reputation. You should allow at least 6-8 hours per week for study outside of class time to complete coursework and research.

Students, aged over 19 on the 1 September of the year the course commences will be required to pay tuition and assessment fees. If you are in receipt of an income based benefit, please ask about financial assistance which may be available.

If you would like further advice or guidance, please contact our Reception on free-phone 0800 056 0511.

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