Music

RSL Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners

Course Overview

The RSL Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music is intended as an applied general qualification for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning.

The aim of the course is to prepare students who wish to lead into employability within the performing arts as well as develop skills that would be needed for other employment areas.

    Qualification Details

    • Qualification: RSL Subsidiary Diploma for Music Practitioners
    • Exam Board: RSL

     

    Course Teacher Profile

    Miss H. Drury

    Miss H. Drury

    CTL

    Miss Drury is the Curriculum Team Lead for Music in the Amethyst Sixth Form

    Course Requirements

    To enrol for the Level 3 Music course you must have the following…

    • Music Grade 5 or above at GCSE Level
    • Music Level 2 pass, merit or distinction

    Year 1 Summary

    Unit 349 – Planning for a career in Music

    You will research careers within the music industry and plan to develop a range of knowledge and skills to support future careers in the music profession

    Unit 385 – Improving Instrumental Performance

    Along with your specialist instrumental/vocal teacher you will evaluate your strengths and weaknesses as a performer and set goals for the year to improve on these areas.

    Unit 362 – Lead Performer

    You will set goals and plan for a live performance and near the end of year 1 you will perform on stage in front of an audience in a group, as a soloist or both!

    Year 2 Summary

    Unit 310 – Composing Lyrics

    In this unit you will write two sets of lyrics. One set of lyrics will be written to a backing track and one set written to one of your compositions. This unit is usually combined with the composing music unit.

    Unit 304 – Composing Music (Styles)

    In this unit you will compose two pieces of music in two contrasting styles and then evaluate your stylistic accuracy.

    Unit 387 – Rehearsal Skills and Live Music Performance

    This is the exam unit and is externally assessed. You will choose songs that fit the exam brief theme and rehearse these pieces ready for the exam. In the exam you will perform in front of a live audience in a group, as soloist or both.

    Careers and Next Steps

    Do you want to have a career in one of the following fields?

    • Songwriter
    • Singer
    • Musician
    • Music Producer
    • Sound Engineer
    • Music Teacher

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