Higher National Diploma in Music Performance – Level 5

HND Music Performance is exceptionally vocational with both real world and simulated experiences integrated into the programme. The course has been designed using the notion of practice as theory, allowing you to follow a course that is mainly performance-based. It will prepare you to become a reflective, creative and technically skilled practitioner.

  • What will be studied

    The following modules will be studied (subject to change):

    Year 1 Modules

    • Performance
    • Instrumental and/or Singing Technique
    • Composition
    • Music Theory
    • Studio Recording
    • Professional Development
    • The Music Industry
    • Promotion & Marketing

    Year 2 Modules

    • Advanced Performance
    • Advanced Composition
    • Mixing & Mastering
    • Music Education
    • Live Skills
    • Creative Research Project
    • Creative Portfolio
  • What are the entry requirements?

    In order to qualify for this Higher Education course you must have:

    • A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points plus at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A-C.
    • Mature applicants (21 years and above) with suitable background or experience may be accepted without formal qualifications, subject to interview.

    Shortlisted applicants are invited for an audition and interview.

  • Where does this course lead to?

    Many of our students progress on to our new Level 6 BA (Hons) Creative Industries Top-Up degree.

    Alongside this, many alumni go on to work in their chosen sector of the Creative Industries.

    Alternatively, you will be able to pursue a career as a

    • Music Performer
    • Artist
    • Songwriter
    • Session Musician
    • Music Education
  • What qualifications will be gained?

    Pearson BTEC Higher National Diploma in Music (Performance Pathway)

  • How will this course be delivered?

    Lectures will be a mix of theoretical and practical work.

    You will be required to tackle various tasks and assignments throughout the course study period.

    You will be taught through presentations, practical demonstrations, independent work, 1:1 support, tutorials and group critiques.

    You will study 15 Hours per week over the course of 3 days plus weekly tutorials

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary. Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

     

  • How will I be assessed?

    You must complete all 15 Units over the 2 year programme in order to achieve the full HND qualification.

    Assessment is via practical assignments including technique class, performance, practice-based seminars and choreography and written assessments including reports, analytical essays, logs, presentations and seminars.     

  • How to get a place?

    Apply online at KCHE Apply

  • Other Information:

    The fee for this HND Music Performance qualification will be: £7900.00

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Learner Services on 01562 512003 or email learnerservices@kidderminster.ac.uk for more information and advice.

    Additional costs: Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

    Whilst on this course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson takes, such as:-

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad
  • Exam Board:
    Pearson
  • WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Many of our students progress on to our new Level 6 BA (Hons) Creative Industries Top-Up degree.

    Alongside this, many alumni go on to work in their chosen sector of the Creative Industries.

    Alternatively, you will be able to pursue a career as a

    • Music Performer
    • Artist
    • Songwriter
    • Session Musician
    • Music Education

Deliveries

Start Date : September 2020 End Date : June 2022 Fee : £8,150.00 per year
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 2 Years
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