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Music & Sound Production

Access to Music Performance

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2022

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Course overview

Music performance and composition is the beating heart of the music industry with live performance contributing making the largest economic contribution.  Developing practical skills through both rehearsal and performance practice is the key to opening opportunities and developing a career in such a dynamic and exciting area of the creative industry.

The Access to Music Performance course is designed to provide access to our further and higher education courses where you will be able to further develop your knowledge, skills, practice, and networks before forging your own career.  The course is assessed through the completion of practical coursework-based projects that involve performing in groups/ensembles and developing solo repertoire to allow you to further your studies and opportunities in the music industry.

The course structure is 50% on campus (where you will access our sector music performance and technology facilities to work on your exciting practical projects), and 50% online where you will learn about basic music theory and ways to continue developing your performance skills.

What you will learn

The course takes place through the completion of integrated creative projects and individual coursework assignments. The skills and knowledge areas of the course are as follows:

  • Individual instrumental/vocal performance (supported by instrumental tuition)
  • Ensemble/group performance (classical ensemble or pop band)
  • Composition
  • Rehearsal and practice techniques
  • Repertoire development
  • Basic music literacy and aural skills
  • Student-led performance project
  • Appreciation and understanding music (styles/themes/genres)

Number of days per week

  • Completion of practical projects
  • Ongoing continuous assessment 
  • Group and individual performances

Entry requirements

  • National 4/5 units, one of which in English and a creative subject

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • No formal interview/audition requirement.
  • Upon completion of your personal statement, you may be contacted by a member of the course team for an online interview. 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5 where is English is not the first language 

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • L5 Music 
  • L6 Music 
  • FE Sound Production courses

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 24/01/22 20 Weeks

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