BTEC Certificate in Music Events Support (level 3)Course ref. QW005
This course is designed to enable you to:
Develop skills and understanding needed to plan, promote, manage and stage a live music event
Achieve a specialist qualification that focuses on these key aspects of the music industry
Is it for me?
This course is for you if you are seriously interested in developing your skills to work in the music events industry. You need to be organised and reliable at completing and handing in work and able to research effectively. You must be able and prepared to work as part of a team and enjoy practical work. Good attendance and punctuality are essential. Some work will be undertaken in evenings (front of house).
Your assessment will be through assignments in class and practical/performance projects. The course is taken over 1 year and is equivalent to 1 AS Level as a Certificate and is all coursework based.
This qualification is part of a suite of music based courses at Level 3. These can be studied together in a combination that suits you. The range includes Certificates/Subsidiary Diplomas in: Music Performance, Music Events Support, Music Technology and Music Composing and Song Writing.
Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry
You will develop your knowledge of the types of marketing strategies used by music organisations. You will then apply your learning to the marketing of a recording production or performance event.
Music Events Management
You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to manage music events. You will become familiar with administrative tasks, strategies and factors that influence the success of an event and will put the theory into practice by planning and managing a music event.
Concert Production and Staging (incorporating Live Sound)
You will develop the skills required to set up staging and sound for concert performances safely, whilst taking into account relevant legal and safety considerations.
· A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English Language (grade C or above preferred
· Level 2 vocational qualification and English Language GCSE (grade C or above preferred).
If you do not have a grade C or above in English Language or Maths, you will study these subjects as an essential part of your programme of study.
Which courses go well with this?
This course can be combined with a range of other programmes – further Certificates and Subsidiary Diplomas in Performance or Music. Alternatively it can be combined with a range of other options at level 3 - both AS Levels and BTECs, including Business Studies.
This course could help you gain access to Higher Education/Specialist Institutions and will also prepare you well for working in the music industry. Students may want to combine this course with other level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma courses in order to give them a comprehensive set of skills to help them to either progress to university or employment in the industry.