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Overview - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music

If you live and breathe music, this is the course for you. Studying this qualification will broaden your understanding of a wide range of performance styles, composition, recording and live sound. As you work with teaching staff and industry professionals to develop your creative and performance skills, you will gain an insight into the range of career paths available.

What will I be doing? 

This highly practical course will teach you to compose and arrange music involving a range of instruments (including voice). You will study a number of musical genres and be encouraged to develop your own style of performance, with regular formal and informal performance opportunities throughout the year. You will also gain practical experience of new styles of performance alongside those areas which interest you most, ranging from composing, songwriting, music theory and modern music practice.

Our project-based learning approach enables you to develop your music skills through workshops,  assignments and projects. You will work alongside students of other disciplines to put on a series of performances (across a range of styles) during the teaching year. You will also benefit from masterclasses, workshops and visits from external professionals, and carry out work experience both internally and externally across the wider performing arts community within Liverpool and beyond.

What will I study? 

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music is equivalent to three A-Levels and suitable for progression onto Higher  Education. Typical projects will focus on Music Performance Techniques, the Sound and Music Industry, Songwriting Techniques and Music Production. During your studies, you will also develop your interpersonal, critical and decision-making abilities, which will serve you well in future life.

 Are there any extra-curricular activities?

We offer a range of enrichment opportunities to complement your Music studies, which, in previous years, have included a choir, a battle of the bands, the Soundcheck Sessions (our regular lunchtime performance sessions), an events management group, ukulele club and vocal group. Our students also regularly undertake trips to venues, performances and networking opportunities, such as the British Music Experience and Off The Record in Manchester.

What could I do next? 

You will be equipped to go into work or onto further study, such as at music school or Higher Education. Possible careers might include solo artist, session musician, band member, composer/song-writer, music production, sound engineer.

 How do I apply?

You must complete an application form for September 2018 entry and submit it to us as soon as possible. We will then call you for an audition, interview and workshop at some point in February or March 2018 -  you will be given at least four weeks’ notice and full guidance as to how to prepare. Offers of places (conditional on achieving a minimum of five GCSEs at grades A*-C/4) will be sent out during April 2018.

If you still have questions, contact Nadeen Kemp, Programme Manager for Music, on 0151 330 3232 or email n.kemp@lipasixthformcollege.org

 

Disclaimer 

At present, course information is still subject to confirmation, and while every effort has been made to ensure it is accurate, the information on this website does not form any contract between LIPA Sixth Form College and any individual. In addition, LIPA Sixth Form College reserves the right to make changes and cannot accept liability arising out of, or in connection with, any such revision.