The course covers a wide range of subjects including:
Attendance of 100% is necessary in order to complete the course.
Students may also choose to study for a GCSE to increase their qualifications, or to resit a pevious GCSE subject to improve a grade. Students have the opportunity to perform and learn to play musical instruments through Wednesday afternoon workshops.
5 GCSEs grade A*-C including English, Maths and preferably Science, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music or Creative Media Production at Merit level or above.
The course is continuously assessed through assignments, projects and case studies. Students will develop a responsible and co-operative approach to working on their own and in groups. The course uses practical activities, presentations and involvement with local business wherever possible.
Visits and trips outside of the College play an important part of the course and external speakers may be included in the programme.
This course is a recognised route into Higher Education. Students may progress to a Higher National Diploma or Degree course.
Employment opportunities range from music industry, recording studios, theatre, radio, TV, films or multi-media.
Students need to provide a good pair of headphones, a 1 GB USB memory stick, a set of low-cost turntable cartridges and needles and CD-Rs for assignment work. Estimated cost is around £100.
Each student is responsible for purchasing general stationery items.