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Music - EDUCAS Performing Arts

Member of staff responsible: Mr. S. Gibson
Examinations: BTEC

Music - EDUCAS Performing Arts

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.

The course

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

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