Duration:
1 year full-time

Entry requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 (A*-D) including English and maths
  • An appreciation of and passion for music with a level of practical experience
  • A successful audition performing two different pieces

Fees & funding:
Visit our fees & funding page for more information

How to apply:
When you're ready to apply, there's a few ways to start the process.

Introduction to the course

On this course you’ll learn how to become a better performer. You’ll discover new performance techniques and skills in a group setting, rehearsing and preparing musical pieces for your live performances. Throughout the course you’ll begin to develop an understanding of the music industry, professions and organisations, whilst developing skills in music composition to develop an original portfolio of work.

You’ll learn:

  • To develop musicianship in rehearsal and performance
  • Technical skills in music theory, composition and production
  • The structure of the music industry - professions and organisations
  • How to develop your English & maths skills
  • How to use ICT hardware, software and music programs
  • How to work effectively in a team and individually in preparation for employment or progression into further education
  • How to work to briefs, supported by real professionals, giving you real industry experiences

DID YOU KNOW?

MOBO nominee Kristyna Myles assisted our Level 2 students with vocal coaching.

What you'll study

You'll be prepared to work in the industry through developing a wide variety of skills connected to their potential performance job roles researching skills and techniques for development. You'll also begin to develop your solo and group rehearsal and performance practices, as well as learning to operate sequencing software to create your own music.

Units studied

  • Unit 1: Exploring Music
  • Unit 2: Professional Development
  • Unit 3: Creating Music
  • Unit 4: Music Performance
  • Unit 8: Music Project

In term 2, you'll work in bands to rehearse and prepare for live performances. In your groups you'll develop communication and management skills in order to develop your set list. Alongside this, you'll explore performance technologies and equipment, to develop and refine a personal composition portfolio of original music

Units studied

  • Unit 1: Exploring Music
  • Unit 3: Creating Music
  • Unit 4: Music Performance
  • Unit 7: Self-Promotion
  • Unit 8: Music Project

Using the techniques you have built up through the year, you'll produce your own compositions and private portfolio to showcase and communicate your achievements to invited guests. You'll also work with technology students to record your work to create a CD, which you'll market using self-promotional materials.

Units studied

  • Unit 1: Exploring Music
  • Unit 3: Creating Music
  • Unit 4: Music Performance
  • Unit 7: Self-Promotion

Maths & English

Depending on your prior English and Maths attainment, you may need to improve your grade as part of your course.

Professional & Personal Development

As part of your programme of study, all students have a Personal and Professional Development session for one hour per week.

On this course you’ll have access to:

  • Confetti’s brand new Contemporary Music & Events Hub
  • Sound recording and editing suites
  • Music studios and rehearsal rooms
  • Mac and PC computer suites
  • Ableton and Logic music software

The Confetti Classroom

At Confetti our classrooms are unique. As part of their course, our students get the chance to go out into industry and Do It For Real at locations across the UK! Check out our interactive map to see how our classrooms are different and to get a taste of the kind of experiences you could take part in whilst studying at Confetti.

Industry Week

As a Confetti student, you will also take part in Industry Week where you’ll meet a range of professionals within your field of interest, as well as other areas of the creative industries.

Previous guests include: Michael Eavis, Professor Green, DJ Yoda, Mandy Parnell (Bjork, Aphex Twin, The White Stripes), Jon Kelly (Paul McCartney, Kate Bush), Goetz Botzenhardt (Bjork, Sugarbabes, Faithless, Dido, Pet Shop Boys) and George Shilling (Oasis, Primal Scream, James Brown).

Continue your studies

Go on to study on one of our Level 3 courses in Music Performance & Songwriting, Technical Events or Audio & Music Technology.

Your time at Confetti doesn’t have to stop once you finish your college course. Choose to continue your studies on our range of foundation and full honours degrees that can help you further develop your skills and obtain the experience you need to get a head start in your career:

Future careers:

  • Sound engineer
  • Performer
  • Songwriter
  • Musician
  • Session musician
  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Promoter
  • Blogger

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