This course is aimed at people who wish to enter the music industry directly or who plan to study music at University. The course covers a wide range of areas within the music industry.This includes developing instrumental/vocal technique, performance and rehearsal skills, knowledge of the music industry, studio production and recording techniques, music technology and musical theory. Students learn to work together in bands, select and prepare material and give regular performances. Weekly lunchtime gigs also give students the opportunity to hear visiting professional bands and artists. All students perform in Chi-Fest, the college's very own Music Festival. Students completing the course normally progress onto a second year which leads to a National Extended Diploma which is the equivalent of 3 A levels.
Degree courses in performance, composition, sound design, production, management etc. Work in the industry in a variety of fields including performer, composer, producer, studio engineer, manager, promoter, arranger etc.