This course is aimed at students who already have some experience of playing music or singing to a good standard and are considering studying music at a higher level or for a career. The nature of the course demands total commitment and high levels of energy from students. If you are passionate about music and enjoy performing, then this could be the course for you.
You will need four GCSEs at grade C or above and/or a Level 2 Music qualification. Equipment will be provided, but you may wish to invest in your own equipment in the future, so funding is available for families on low income.
This two-year, full-time course offers the opportunity to cover the practical as well as the theoretical areas of Music Performance. Units include Music Composition, Performance Rehearsal and Live Music Performance, Music Sequencing and Production.
You will have the chance to work with professionals from the music industry and perform in our purpose-built theatre and other local venues. You will receive a nationally-recognised qualification accredited by Rockschool and accepted by Universities and in the industry. The first year leads to a 90 Credit Diploma and the second to a Level 3 Extended Diploma.
Students have opportunities to see professional music performances, go behind the scenes and visit industry specialists. You also have opportunities to engage with community and local authority organisations and professional musicians.
There will be practical and written assessment including assessment of your live performances.
Most students have university or drama school as a target at the end of their studies, and past Rock School students have gone on to join degree-level courses across the country, including some of the best colleges of Music and Performing Arts in the UK.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*