key stage 4
Specification: BTEC Firsts Music (2013)
Specification Link: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/music-2013-nqf.html
Year/Course Code: BTEC Music Level 1/2 First Award in Music Performance
Qualification number (QN): 600/6818/8
The BTEC Music Level 1/2 First Award in Music Performance allows students to explore their abilities as musicians through practical exploration and development of music industry knowledge throughout the duration of this course.
The aims of the BTEC First Award in Music is to: inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the Music sector, give learners the opportunity to gain broad knowledge and understanding of, and develop skills in the Music industry, e.g. the live sound industry, solo or group professional performance, or music promotion and publishing and give learners the potential opportunity, in the long run, to enter employment in a wide range of music industry related job roles.
By offering units that include 'Unit 2: Managing A Music Product', students have the opportunity to explore music practice through the creation and delivery of a live music event in which they are both the producers and performers. Music Performance allows students to become the musicians they strive to be.
Course Units and Description
Unit 1: The Music Industry (understand different types of organisations that make up the music industry and understand the job roles in the music industry)
Unit 2: Managing a Music Product (students plan, develop and deliver a music product, promote a music product and review the management process)
Unit 4: Introducing Music Composition (Students explore creative stimuli for industry clientele & develop knowledge of creating music mediums such as the Film and Pop music industry)
Unit 5: Introducing Music Performance ( Students will develop their music performance skills, review their own practice and use their music performance skills within rehearsal and performance.