Music - EDUCAS Performing Arts
Member of staff responsible: Mr. S. Gibson
Why study Music?
Music is all around us. It influences our moods and emotions in many ways. It is a practical, engaging and diverse subject to study, and will leave you with practical musical skills. There are many career paths a music qualification can lead you into, making it a good choice for a hardworking, hands on student.
The students will follow the Eduqas performing arts course. Although this is a performing arts qualification, it is designed to allow students to complete a music curriculum, similar to the BTEC qualifications in years gone by.
You will study:
· Performing techniques as a soloist and as an ensemble player.
· Composing techniques to a brief set by the exam board.
· Undertake a music project, considering planning, marketing, pitching ideas and delivering a music project.
You will learn the following skills:
Performing, composing, self-management & team skills and how to organise yourself and events planning.
Unit 1: Performance - (Coursework)
You will practice your instrument/voice for various performances
You will be taught how to practice properly
You will be taught various technical skills on your instrument
You will perform to others/with others
Unit 2: Composition - (Coursework)
You will be taught to and learn how to compose in various styles
You will learn to analyse music and a to compose for a target audience
You will eventually produce a full length track or your designing.
Unit 3: Managing a Music Product - (Controlled Coursework)
You will design or create an event/product which you will then produce
Things could include a CD of your performances, a music Podcast, a school concert/talent show etc
You will work as a group, set targets, minute meetings and then reflect on your finished product