Grade 4 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature and
Merit in BTEC First award in Music or equivalent qualifications gained through extra-curricular study
The RSL Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners is aimed at developing as a solo and ensemble musician. The course includes a mix of practical music making, research, session playing and improvisation. Units cover practical music making in groups and solo performance where cover songs and original material are developed.
Improvisation is explored and self-expression is encouraged alongside gaining knowledge into the Music Industry, where real life case studies are used in the Professional Practice unit.
Learners on the Music practitioner's performance pathway will:
• Perform effectively on their instrument/voice
• Rehearse and display musicianship skills
• Initiate and develop repertoire
• Rehearse effectively and perform music live
• Understand contextual issues relating to music style, audience and the music industry
• Understand relevant aspects of music technology.
Students gain insights into the range of jobs and opportunities which currently exist in the industry.
Duration: 2 years
Exam Board: RSL
1 external unit linked to performance pathway, planning a music career core units. Along side for optimal unit
RSL Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners
Qualification provides opportunities to develop as a solo artist, composer, session musician, arranger or other creative production roles. Knowledge is transferable across a range of creative and industry pathways, such as studio and recording roles.
Academic pathways when taken with English, Business studies and Performing Arts include BA (Hons) in Performing Arts, BA (Hons) in Music Industry Management and BA Music performance degrees.
Performing Arts, ICT, History, Visual Arts, Mathematics, English, Business Studies