This course aims to provide you with skills and knowledge in solo and ensemble performance and composing. You will also develop a strong practical and theoretical musical understanding. The course is taught by specialist staff, who are all practising musicians, and forms a natural progression from GCSE Music or a Level 2 music qualification.
On this course, you will develop your practical skills as a solo performer or as part of an ensemble. You will learn compositional techniques and will develop your creativity through original musical compositions. You will also develop your aural perception skills, understanding of harmony, and knowledge of musical styles, contexts, and historical musical development.
Students studying the Music A level will need to have a GCSE Music qualification or a grade in a practical and theory based subject from a registered music awarding body such as ABRSM.
This course equips you with the skills needed to study music at university and pursue a music-related career alongside developing an appreciation and enjoyment of music. Students may go on to take a music-related course at degree level, leading to working in the music industry by performing, recording or teaching.