Music Practitioners: Subsidy Diploma

Rock School L3: Music Practitioners: Subsidy Diploma

What is it?

In this course you will develop your skills further through performing, composing and music technology. Students will combine their skills to produce a portfolio of recorded and written work.

What shall I study?

There are 4 pathways that students can choose to study: Performance, Composition, Technology or Business. 

Over the two years, students will study towards a subsidiary diploma worth 90 credits. This total is made up of a core 15 credit unit in their chosen pathway combined with a mix of 10 and 15 credit optional units. These could include Composing Music, Music Rehearsal Skills, Radio Podcast Production and Event Music Management.

How shall I study?

This is a course where the units may interlink and influence study across the qualification. Units are delivered one at a time through taught sessions and students are required to study and rehearse independently on top of their guided learning hours.

Who is it for?

For students interested in music courses at university or have a keen interest in the music industry. 

Students who have previously studied Music at GCSE/BTEC/Rock School L2 or who have an interest in the subject.

A grade 5 at GCSE English is also recommended.

Proficiency on an instrument/voice is beneficial but not essential due to the variety of student pathways. 

What skills will I learn?

  • Performance Technique
  • Music Technology proficiency 
  • Musical composition and production
  • Organisation, presentation skills, confidence and creativity
  • Team work

How will I be assessed?

Units are assessed through a combination of written and practical work to produce a portfolio, graded Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Where might it lead me?

The music practioners course provides a perfect platform for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the music industry or further study at university in Music, Music Technology or Music Business. This may lead to employment opportunities in freelance performing, production, teaching, arts administration, music therapy and events management.

Who can I ask for more details?

Mrs D Edwards – Head of Music

Mrs R Williams – Teacher of Music

Where can I find more information?