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In Short

The cultural and creative skills of the UK are highly respected and in great demand worldwide. The sector covers many careers including live performances, composition, theatre, dance, music, recording and training; careers the Bay Studios’ staff will expertly prepare you for. This is much more than simply gaining a qualification; you will be developing professional skills that are essential if you want to be a successful part of the entertainment industry.

 

Listen to a track from some of our current students below:

Entry Requirements

Successful interview, plus: – an audition – 4 GCSEs at minimum grade 3 (D) including English Language and maths or equivalent – demonstration of an interest in music and/or music technology – prepared to work hard if you wish to progress to the next level of Company – be a team player – some appropriate practical experience

 

Course Content

In phases 1 and 2 you will be introduced to both practical and business skills required by the music industry. You will study, compose and perform in a range of styles including pop, rock and cutting edge electronic music. You will also learn to use computer music applications, sequence and record in a variety of styles. By the end of phase 3, you will be more confident and experienced in both performance and production techniques. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest projects by the music department by visiting their YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/user/MusicWeymouthCollege

 

How will I be assessed?

You will be allocated a personal tutor both to guide and to assist with any problems. As you will be working frequently with other students on the course, you need to be patient and flexible and open to new experiences and constructive criticism. Much of the work is of a practical nature, but there is also written work in the form of notes, projects, class work, reviews and assignments. There are no final exams as all your work will be continuously assessed by the staff and externally checked by the awarding body. All units are assessed and graded, and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

 

Progression

A successful year will allow you to progress to the  Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music or Music Technology courses, or to another suitable Level 3 course, or to employment/ self-employment.

 

Tools/Materials/Books

The College library has an extensive lending and reference book stock, in addition to videos and journals. You are also expected to make extensive use of the Learning Technology Centre. You are advised to develop your keyboard skills.

 

Fees

•If you are aged 16-18 as of 31st August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. • If you are over 19 as of 31st August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases, please contact us for full information. Bursary Funds: There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19’s. Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email: igs@weymouth.ac.uk Rehabilitation of offenders: To help us look after students and assess risks, you will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions when you apply to do a course at Weymouth College. We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for all. We welcome people with additional learning needs and/or disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds in all minority groups within the community, ensuring students receive fair treatment when studying at Weymouth College. Copies of the College’s Equality and Diversity policies can be found in the Library.

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