This study programme lets you experience all aspects of the music industry. You will have the opportunity to develop your instrumental and performance skills through working as a soloist and in various bands as well as studying musicianship, arranging, session musician skills and contextual listening. There are opportunities for instrumental and vocal lessons from specialists within the music team.
The extensive performance opportunities available on the course provide you with an experience of working in the performance industry. Regular visiting artists and industry professionals provide you with an excellent insight into the opportunities available to you in the musical world. You will spend approximately three days a week in College and will be expected to use your non-contact days for individual study and instrumental practice. There are a broad range of assessment styles on the course including observation of rehearsal and performance, presentation, interview, essay, journal and rehearsal diary.
4 GCSEs at Grade C, one of which must be English Language (or equivalent) or level 2 Diploma in Music Performance and successful audition.
This study programme gives you the chance to experience different areas of music and develop yourself as a musician. Receive helpful advice and knowledge of the music industry, as artist and industry professionals come in and share their experiences with you. Learn new techniques as you take part in a range of performances and produce your own demo.
Students who complete this course may progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance or on to Higher Education (with significant UCAS points).
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £7172. Details regarding Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees
There is a £70 Materials payment to be made, to cover specialist workshop materials, music grade examinations and guest speakers.
I chose Suffolk New College because it was the only place in the area that offered a music course with the performance aspect I wanted.
The course was great – I had the chance to perform at lots of different venues – and it has paved the way for me going to Manchester to study a degree in music performance.
I definitely preferred the learning environment, too. Learning at College makes you feel much more independent than at sixth form.