This study programme lets you experience all aspects of the music industry. Continuing your development from the first year of the course you will have lots of performance opportunities. There are opportunities for instrumental and vocal lessons from specialists within the music team.
You will work on developing a music video and look how to promote yourself as a freelance artist. You will develop your skills as a musician further by studying practical harmony application. Regular visiting artists and industry professionals provide you with an excellent insight into the opportunities available to you in the musical world. You will perform on a live TV programme event that will be filmed and organised by the media and music technology students.
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.
A pass or higher on the RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music, or 3 AS Levels in a relevant area plus 4 GCSEs (including in an English subject) or Level 2 equivalents.
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 music video.
Students who complete this course may progress on to Higher Education and the College has a great record of student success in this field. Past students have gone on to study at BIMM or ACM as well as Newcastle University and Leeds College of Music. Some students decide to go out to work in the industry as soon as they have finished the course.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £4184. 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.