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Music Level 5

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Level 5 Music is designed specifically to prepare you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to progress onto NC Level 6 Music or Sound Production.

You will have regular tuition on your first instrument and work as part of a band, gaining experience in a range of genres. If you choose to focus on classical music, you'll be able to join one of our many ensembles, and will rehearse with an accompanist where appropriate.

You'll learn fundamental keyboard skills, aural skills and music theory, and you'll get experience using music software in our fantastic MIDI suite. You'll also regularly reflect on your progress and personal development, building towards the next step in your studies.

Our music department has a large and diverse staff group, with extensive industry experience. You can read all about us in the downloadable pdf at the bottom of this page. 

** Please read and follow the 'audition instructions' for how to apply for this course in the interview requirements section (below) **

What you will learn

  • Instrumental or vocal skills
  • Group music making
  • Keyboard skills
  • Aural skills
  • Music theory
  • Music technology skills
  • Personal development

How the course is assessed

  • Performances, practical tasks, and some written submissions.

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week
Group Shot

Entry requirements

  • English and Maths at SQCF level 4
  • Level 4 qualification in a related subject area
  • Instrumental or vocal experience to approximately Grade 3 level

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

Audition Instructions February 2022 

Please record a video in which you 

a) introduce yourself and 
b) play or sing two short contrasting pieces 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 school and/or outside school)
  • say which pieces you are going to play or sing, and (if you can) say why you chose them 

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 be uploaded to YouTube as per instructions here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Go_HDCANWf8


Please be careful to upload the video as ‘unlisted’ rather than ‘private’. 


Please name the video in the following format: 
your name – your chosen course and campus – your instrument, e.g. 


Laurie Crump HND Music Sighthill recorder.


Please then put a link to the video within the personal statement section of your application. 


Our staff will review your application and, in some cases, they will follow up by giving you a phone or video call. If you don't get a call, don't worry! It will be because the staff have got all the information they need from your video and the rest of your application. 

If you can’t submit a video because you don't have an instrument at home (e.g. if you are a first study percussionist), or for any other reason, please let us know and we arrange an interview with you by phone or video call. 

You may be offered a place on a course of a different level than the one you applied for. The staff team will place you on the course that they believe will best suit your needs and allow you to develop and progress within the department and beyond.
 

English Proficiency Requirements IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • This course is specifically designed for progression onto NC Music Level 6.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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