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Media, Music & Sound Production

Modern Musicianship Performance and Production (SCP)

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

Our Modern Musicianship Performance and Production (SCP) course is for S5 and S6 pupils with some musical experience. Typically participants will have studied music up to National 5 level, although this isn't essential if they have equivalent experience from elsewhere. 

It provides an introduction to working in the areas of music performance and production. 

School pupils attend college for two afternoons a week. 

On one of the afternoons, students focus on music-making in small groups, working in rehearsal rooms and our auditorium on both covers and originals. At the end of each term, there is an opportunity to perform to friends and family in informal gigs; there are also opportunities to record and be filmed in our superb studio.

On the other afternoon, students work on self-directed projects using DAW software, creating new music in response to a series of briefs under the supervision of a music technology expert. 

Completion of the course will lead to one NPA qualification at SQCF L6 and other SQA and centre-devised units:

  • NPA Music Performing
  • SQA Unit: Creative Project
  • EC Unit: Music Technology Skills

What you will learn

  • Instrumental performance skills
  • Group performance skills
  • Songwriting
  • Arranging
  • Music Technology
  • Live performance
  • Events planning
  • Music production

How the course is assessed

Mainly project based in the following areas:

  • Group live performance
  • Songwriting 
  • Solo performance 
  • Music Production 

Number of days per week

  • 2 days per week (Tue/Thur afternoon)

Entry requirements

  • Equivalent to ABRSM grade 3 (or higher) on one instrument or voice
  • Successful audition (online)
  • Nat 4/5 qualifications in English and a creative subject

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

We ask you to record a short audition video, upload it to YouTube as 'unlisted', then paste the link into your application. 

Instructions for pre-recorded video auditions:

Please record a video in which you 

a) introduce yourself and 
b) play or sing one short piece on your first instrument.  

In your introduction:

  • give your name and say where you are from
  • say a little bit about your musical experience (including how long you have been playing or singing, and any experience of playing with other people in bands or ensembles)
  • say which if any music exams you have done (within the school and/or outside school)
  • say which piece you are going to play or sing, and (if you can) say why you chose it

In your playing or singing:

  • please make every effort to use backing tracks/accompaniment where appropriate. If you can’t source backing tracks/accompaniment, please play or sing unaccompanied.

The video should then be uploaded to YouTube. In order to do this:

  • Create a Google Account (if you don't already have one). 
  • Go to YouTube.com
  • Click on 'Sign in' at the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Once signed in, click on your profile icon at the top right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Click on 'YouTube Studio' in the drop-down menu. 
  • Click on 'Upload videos'. 
  • Select the video to be uploaded. 
  • Add a title and brief description. 
  • Click through the 'Video elements' and 'Checks' sections. 
  • In the 'Visibility' section, check the 'Unlisted' box. 
  • Click 'SAVE'. 

Please then paste the link to the video into your application. 
 

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Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Part time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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