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					The Arts
• Art and Design
• Fashion and Textiles
• Interior, Exhibition and Product Design
• Graphics and Digital Arts
• Photography and Multimedia
• Media: Film and TV
• Performing Arts: Dance and Drama
• Music and Music Technology




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TVU has an Art School tradition extending back to the nineteenth
century. From this we have continued to develop an extensive
range of specialist courses and a choice of academic levels to
become the largest provider of dedicated arts education in the
Thames Valley region.

We aim to make the student learning experience as varied and
stimulating as possible. State-of-the-art facilities are at the heart
of all courses and modern technology is integrated with
established and traditional methods of teaching.

In addition to campus based teaching and learning, many courses
organise subject-specific visits to local and regional venues –
theatres, museums and galleries, while other courses plan annual
residential visits to European cultural destinations. Each year our
students are given the opportunity to participate in many exciting
student collaborations, competitions and projects – fashion shows,
art and photography exhibitions, dance and drama productions,
film screenings, pop concerts or perhaps even producing and
promoting a music CD through our own record label!

TVU has a Bursary Fund to support students who choose to
move to Reading to take up a full-time Further Education course
within the Arts, up to and including Foundation Diploma.




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Start a career in
Art, Design and Media
Around 500,000 people are engaged in the design, arts and crafts industries, and
over half of these are self-employed. Many artists and craft workers have more
than one job to help them boost their income. There are jobs in companies and
organisations, especially for designers, mostly with very small or medium-sized
businesses. Opportunities to work in these industries occur throughout the UK,
although there tends to be a concentration in London and other major cities.

Jobs include_
Cartoonist_ Costume Designer_ Display Designer/Visual Merchandiser_
DTP Operator_ Engraver_ Exhibition Designer_ Fashion/Clothing Designer_
Fine Artist_ Footwear Designer_ Gemmologist_ Goldsmith/Silversmith_
Graphic Designer_ Hat Designer/Milliner_ Illustrator_ Interior Designer_
Medical Illustrator_ Model Maker_ Musical Instrument Maker/Repairer_
Piano Tuner_ Picture Framer_ Product Designer_ Sculptor_ Signwriter/Signmaker_
Stage/Set Designer_ Technical Illustrator_ Textile Designer_
Three-Dimensional Designer_ Toymaker _ Wallpaper Designer


See also_
Access to Art, Design and Craft
page 113


Access to Graphics and Digital Arts
page 115




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Creative Arts – Foundation Level 1
duration_        location_        course code_
One year         Reading          2FF FPE F00R


entry requirements_
No formal entry requirements. You will have to attend an interview with a member
of the Foundation Level 1 team and have a satisfactory school reference. (If you
already have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade D or above, you should apply
for a higher level programme).

course content_
This is a highly practical course which will enable the students to explore and
experiment with art and design. The students will focus on the development of
fashion and textiles, and for many taking their first steps with ceramics. Other
areas covered include fine art, screen-printing, desktop publishing, web design
and photography. The students will complete a full years portfolio without the
need to sit a formal exam to achieve their qualification aim.

If you need to develop your basic skills in English, Maths and IT and need more
time to think about your future career then this is the course for you. Students
have the opportunity to work in small groups with extra study support as well as
help in dealing with problems through their personal tutor. Learners on this course
are supported by a Learning Mentor. The Mentor’s role is to help students
complete the course successfully. This may involve supporting their classroom
learning but also providing support with other personal issues that might arise
during the course.

progression_
First Diploma in Art and Design, other level 2 course or employment.




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Art, Design and Media
Foundation Diploma in Creative and Media
duration_          location_       course code_
One year           Reading         3AF ADV B00R


entry requirements_
No formal entry requirements. All applicants will be interviewed with a portfolio of
recent art, design and/or media work. A satisfactory reference is required. (If you
already have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade D or above, you should apply
for a higher level programme).

course content_
This pathway of the Creative and Media Foundation Diploma is broad-based Art,
Design and Media course. The aim of the course is to offer learners a wide range
of art, design and media topics allowing them the time to explore their own
creativity and to produce a wide and varied portfolio of work.

There are four core themes running through the qualification:
• Creativity in context
• Thinking and working creatively
• Principles, processes and practice
• Creative business and enterprise.

These themes are focused on the ‘how and why’ of creativity, with the aim of
developing knowledge and skills within a range of disciplines. Examples of these
include: visual arts, craft, graphic design, 3D Design, textiles, advertising, photo
imaging, and animation.

The course is taught through a range of approaches designed to provide learners
with the opportunity to develop technical skills, practical applications, and
vocational real world experience. Opportunities for the planning and involvement
with events, exhibitions, live projects and work placements are integral to the
qualification. Access to careers advice enables learners to look at all the
opportunities open to them to study art, design or media at a higher level.
Additional learning and pastoral support is offered through the tutorial system.

progression_
Higher Diploma in Creative and Media or First Diploma in Art, Design and Media at
TVU or another institution.




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Art, Design and Media
BTEC First Diploma
duration_        location_        course code_
One year         Reading          3AF ADM A00R


entry requirements_
Applicants should have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade D including English
Language. All applicants will be interviewed with a portfolio of recent work. A
satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
The First Diploma is a vocational Level 2, broad-based course. The qualification is
unit-based and assessments are made throughout the year.

You will have the opportunity to develop your creativity in drawing, 2D and 3D
visual language, plus the opportunity to specialise later in the course in one of the
pathways highlighted below:
• Art and Design: Fine Art, Illustration, 3D Design, Graphic Design
• Media: Multimedia, Photography, Film/Animation

Additional learning and pastoral support is offered through the tutorial system.
Students will also visit galleries and museums as part of the course.

progression_
An ideal route for students who want to move on to higher qualifications in
creative subjects such as: National Diplomas in Art and Design, Photography and
Multimedia, Fashion and Textiles, 3-D Design, Media Production or the Graphic
and Digital Arts Advanced Diploma in Creative Media at TVU or other institutions.




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Fashion and Textiles
BTEC First Diploma
duration_          location_      course code_
One year           Reading        3AF FTM A00R


entry requirements_
Applicants should have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade D including English
Language and preferably Maths. All applicants will be interviewed with a portfolio
of recent work. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
The First Diploma is a vocational Level 2, broad-based course, with an emphasis
on fashion and textiles. The qualification is unit-based and assessments are made
throughout the year.

The course is equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A-C depending on the overall
grade you achieve. The course will help you develop your creative skills, including
illustration and design. You will investigate historical and contemporary art and
design and you will gain practical experience of working to briefs, evaluating and
presenting your work. You will also have the opportunity to visit places of relevant
interest such as exhibitions and fashion shows.

progression_
The First Diploma provides an ideal route for students wanting to move on to
higher qualifications in creative subjects such as: National Diplomas in Art and
Design or Fashion and Textiles at TVU or another institution.




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Graphics and Digital Arts
Advanced Diploma in Creative and Media
duration_        location_        course code_
Two years        Reading          3AF ADX F00R


entry requirements_
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (or above) including English Language, or a
First Diploma at Merit or above with key skills at Level 2. All applicants will be
interviewed with a portfolio of recent work. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
This two-year course is aimed at students interested in pursuing a career in the
rapidly developing creative and media industries. There are four core themes:
• Creativity in context
• Thinking and working creatively
• Principles, processes and practice
• Creative business and enterprise.

The aim of the course is to introduce learners to a wide range of media and design
disciplines whilst exploring conceptual development, research skills and creative
thinking. Students will have the opportunity to develop technical skills, practical
applications, and real world experience.

The course will enable learners to produce a varied portfolio of work in media and
visual communication that could include:
• Graphics
• Interactive Media
• Digital imaging
• Illustration
• Animation
• Games Design
• Photographic and Moving Image

On successful completion, students will gain an Advanced Diploma in Creative
and Media. Advanced Diplomas are qualifications equivalent to three A levels, that
build on the long-established track record and reputation of the BTEC National
Diplomas (see Course level guide page 17).

progression_
Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Degree Level courses in a broad
range of specialist subject areas at TVU or another institution.



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Art and Design
BTEC National Diploma
duration_          location_      course code_
Two years          Reading        3AF ADQ A00R


entry requirements_
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C (or above) including English Language, or a
First Diploma at Merit or above with key skills at Level 2. All applicants will be
interviewed with a portfolio of recent work. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
This two year qualification is designed to help those who are not sure which
specialist area to pursue. During the first year you will explore 2D and 3D
disciplines then in the second year you can specialise in one of the following
pathways:
• Fine Art
• Visual Communication, including Illustration,
• Graphics and Interactive Media
• Interior, Exhibition and Product Design
• Photography
• Fashion and Textiles

There are local trips to London museums and venues, plus the opportunity to go
on a residential trip. On successful completion, students will gain a National
Diploma graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. This is equivalent to three A Levels at
grade A-E, depending on the overall grade you achieve.

progression_
Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Degree Level courses in a variety
of areas at TVU or another institution.




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Student Profile
Sam Whetton
National Diploma in
Art and Design

Sam started at TVU in 2004 to do the
BTEC Introductory Diploma in Art &
Design and then progressed on to
the First Diploma before going on to
the two year National Diploma in Art
& Design.

Sam chose TVU because it had the best art and design facilities in the
area. He finds the staff really helpful and prefers the freedom of the
University to school, including being able to go out at lunchtime and being
treated like an adult.

The National Diploma offered Sam a broad-based course which he likes as
he’s had the opportunity to try out lots of different aspects such as
computing, graphics, photography, art and printing. He says “I think the
National Diploma is a great eye-opener for people who don’t know exactly
what they want to do, but know they want to do something to do with Art
& Design.”

Sam is looking forward to a course trip to New York during his second
year where he particularly wants to see the architecture, including the Art
Deco buildings. There are also trips to art galleries planned.

After this course Sam is hoping to go on to university to study Fine Art. He
thinks the National Diploma is good preparation for university as you need
to be motivated and work on your own.




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Fashion and Textiles
BTEC National Diploma
duration_          location_      course code_
Two years          Reading        3AF FTQ A00R


entry requirements_
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C (or above) including English Language, or a
First Diploma at Merit or above with key skills at Level 2. All applicants will be
interviewed with a portfolio of recent work. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
The course has a strong emphasis on design and provides you with the relevant
skills set to turn your ideas into reality. With strong links to industry and an
emphasis on computer skills, the course includes studies in the following areas:
• Design – research, drawing, fashion illustration
• Pattern cutting – basic blocks, grading and lay planning
• Construction – samples, garments and accessories
• Textiles – surface pattern, knitwear, basic printing
• Professional studies – study and insight into industry

During the final year you will produce a small collection which will be shown in a
final catwalk show.

On successful completion of the course, students will gain a National Diploma
graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. This is equivalent to three A Levels at grade
A-E, depending on the overall grade you achieve.

progression_
Students may progress to Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Degree
Level courses in a variety of areas at TVU or another institution.




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Interior, Exhibition and Product Design
BTEC National Diploma
duration_        location_         course code_
Two years        Reading           3AF DEQ A00R


entry requirements_
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C (or above) including English Language and
preferably Maths, or a First Diploma at Merit or above with key skills at Level 2. All
applicants will be interviewed with a portfolio of recent work. A satisfactory
reference is required.

course content_
Subjects covered include a wide range of drawing skills, spatial design, colour
theory and model making. There is a strong link to the study of associated
graphics such as logo/brand design and signage. Students enjoy a considerable
amount of access to specialist facilities eg wood workshop.

Students will also visit galleries and museums as part of the course, plus
residential visits to European cities have been arranged in the past, eg Paris.

On successful completion of the course, students will gain a National Diploma
graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. This is equivalent to three A Levels at grade
A-E, depending on the overall grade you achieve.

progression_
Students may progress to Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Degree
Level courses in a variety of areas at TVU or another institution.




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Student Profile
Asim Mughal
National Diploma in
Interior, Exhibition
and Product Design

Asim studied the National Diploma in
3D Design and then progressed on
to the Higher National Diploma
which he topped up to a BA (Hons), all at
TVU. He now works at Genesis, near Wallingford
as an exhibition designer.

Asim chose the course at TVU after coming to an open event where he
met the lecturers and saw some of the students’ work on display. He has
always wanted to work in design but wasn’t sure exactly which area he
wanted to specialise in when he left school, so the National Diploma
meant he could study various areas before deciding which one he wanted
to study in more detail.

He enjoyed his time at TVU he says “one of the best things about the
course was having the freedom to express your ideas, particularly for the
end of year shows”. He also thought his lecturers were great as “they
were so passionate about their subject and had a lot of experience of
working in industry which they could pass on to us”.

Asim learnt how to use the 3D Studio Macs at TVU which he now works
on in his job every day. He also learnt model-making and technical
drawing and had to make presentations which helped to increase his
confidence. This has helped him when working with his clients and
making sure he incorporates their ideas and requirements into his
designs.




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Media: Film and TV
BTEC National Diploma
duration_        location_        course code_
Two years        Reading          3EF MDQ A00R


entry requirements_
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C (or above) including English Language, or a
First Diploma at Merit or above with key skills at Level 2. All applicants will be
interviewed with a recent portfolio of work. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
This exciting course will encourage you to engage with and develop your
understanding of the broad subject of media. Throughout the course you will
explore documentary and film production, corporate and promotional video
production, film and television studies, professional practice and video editing, as
well as writing for television and video.

Students will also visit galleries and museums as part of the course, plus
residential visits to European cities have been arranged in the past. On successful
completion of the course students will gain a National, graded Pass, Merit or
Distinction. This is equivalent to three A Levels graded A-E.

progression_
Students may progress to Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Degree
Level courses in a variety of areas at TVU or another institution.




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Photography and Multimedia
BTEC National Diploma
duration_          location_      course code_
Two years          Reading        3EF PTQ A00R


entry requirements_
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C (or above) including English Language, or a
First Diploma at Merit or above with key skills at Level 2. All applicants will be
interviewed with a portfolio of recent work. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
A broad-based course, from image capture to the production of digital-based
images and the contextualisation of photographic images. You will explore lens-
based image making using both traditional and digital equipment, use industry
standard software such as Photoshop and Flash, explore digital imaging and
image manipulation and develop skills in communicating through drawing and
mark-making. Your final project will be a culmination of all you have learnt and
will be exhibited at the end of course show.

Students will visit galleries and museums as part of the course, plus residential
visits to European cities have been arranged in the past. On successful completion
students will gain a National, graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. This is equivalent
to three A Levels graded A-E.

progression_
Students may progress to Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Degree
Level courses in a variety of areas at TVU or another institution.




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Foundation Studies in Art and Design
BTEC Diploma
duration_        location_        course code_
One year         Reading          3AF ADG B00R


entry requirements_
Age 17 or over by September 1st. A minimum of one A Level preferably in Art or a
related subject, or Advanced GNVQ Art and Design, plus 5 GCSEs at grade C or
above (or equivalent), including English Language. AS Level applicants will be
considered in exceptional circumstances. A high quality portfolio of recent work
will need to be presented at interview. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
This well established year long course, is designed to prepare students for entry
on to higher education study in art, design or media. With the increasing number
of options available to students in Higher Education, this diploma is ideal for those
that know they want to pursue a creative path but are not quite sure what they
want to specialise in.

• Stage 1: The Exploratory stage is a diagnostic stage in both 2D, digital and 3D
  visual thinking and understanding.
• Stage 2: The Pathway stage is the point at which students identify their selected
  areas of specialism.
• Stage 3: During the Confirmatory stage students write and manage their own brief
  producing a final body of work with is then exhibited in the end of year show.

progression_
Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Degree Level courses in a variety
of areas at TVU or another institution.




Pathways include_
Fine Art
Visual
Communication
3D Design
Digital and lens-based media
Fashion and textiles




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Foundation Studies in Media
BTEC Diploma
duration_          location_        course code_
One year           Reading          3AF MDG A00R


entry requirements_
Age 17 or over by September 1st. A minimum of one A Level preferably in Art or a
related subject, or Advanced GNVQ Art and Design, plus 5 GCSEs at grade C or
above (or equivalent), including English Language. AS Level applicants will be
considered in exceptional circumstances. A high quality portfolio of recent work
will need to be presented at interview. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
This well established year long course, runs alongside the Art and Design diploma
but concentrates more on lens-based and digital graphics. This diploma is ideal for
those who know they want to pursue a creative path in this area but are not sure
where to specialise.

• Stage 1: Exploratory phase is a diagnostic stage focused on both digital and
  lens-based thinking and understanding, exploring photography and other media
  such as animation, video, visual studies and drawing.
• Stage 2: The Pathway is the point at which students identify their areas of specialism.
• Stage 3: During the confirmatory stage students write and manage their own brief
  producing a final body of work which is then exhibited in the end of year show.

progression_
Higher National Diploma, Foundation Degree or Degree Level courses in a variety
of areas at TVU or another institution.




Pathways include_
Photography
Illustration and
Animation
Film and Video




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Start a career in
Music and the Performing Arts
The entertainment industry is a buoyant one with a range of opportunities,
although regular work is not always guaranteed. For example, of the 36,000
members of British actors’ union, Equity, it is estimated that only two-thirds are in
paid work at any one time. Most are based in London – close to theatre, concert,
studio and audition venues. However, there are opportunities to work throughout
the UK and overseas, such as in regional theatre or as part of a touring production.

Jobs include_
Actor/Actress_ Agent/Manager_ Choreographer_ Circus Performer_
Classical Musician_ Dancer_ Disc Jockey_ Entertainer_ Lighting Technician_
Make-up Artist_ Music Composer_ Music Conductor_
Music Industry Promotions Manager_ Popular Musician_ Prop Maker_ Roadie_
Singer_ Sound Engineer_ Stage Manager_ Stagehand_ Stunt Performer_
Theatre Director_ TV/Film/Theatre Wardrobe Assistant




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Music and Media
Foundation Diploma
duration_          location_     course code_
One year           Reading       3PF MUV B00R


entry requirements_
No formal entry requirements. Experience of music, media and the ability to play a
musical instrument or sing would be an advantage. All applicants will be
interviewed leading to either an audition or a presentation. A satisfactory
reference is required. (If you already have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade D
or above, you should apply for a higher level programme).

course content_
This pathway of the Creative and Media Foundation Diploma focuses on the use of
specialist computer software, live sound, performance techniques and media
production, and offers students an excellent introduction to the music and media
industry. A wide range of music, video and media related themes will be studied
e.g. live performance skills, sound recording, computer-based music production,
live sound, video editing and the music and media industry.

The course is taught through a range of approaches designed to provide learners
with the opportunity to develop technical skills, practical applications, and
vocational real world experience. Opportunities for the planning and involvement
with events, live projects and work-placements are integral to the qualification.
Access to careers advice enables learners to look at all the opportunities open to
them to study music, performance or media at a higher level. Additional learning
and pastoral support is offered through the tutorial system.

progression_
Higher Level Diploma in Creative and Media or First Diploma in Music or Media at
TVU or another institution.




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Performance and Media
Higher Diploma in Creative and Media
duration_        location_        course code_
One year         Reading          3EF MDW A00R


entry requirements_
Applicants will have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade D including English and
preferably Maths. All applicants will be interviewed leading to either an audition or
a presentation. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
The Performing Arts and Media industries are continuously evolving and
developing in new and innovative ways. This course offers learners the
opportunity to study a diverse range of Performing Arts and Media techniques
such as acting, directing, script writing, stage management, dance, movement,
media production and technical theatre as well as investigating the Performing
Arts and Media business.

The course is taught through a range of approaches designed to provide learners
with the opportunity to develop technical skills, practical applications, and
vocational real world experience. Opportunities for the planning and involvement
with events, live projects and work-placements are integral to the qualification.

With our workshop theatre space, a professional dance studio and video
production and editing facilities, this Higher Diploma offers students a chance to
develop their skills for the professional workplace or advanced level courses.

Higher Diplomas are qualifications equivalent to five or six GCSEs at Grades A* - C
that build on the established track record and reputation of the BTEC First
Diplomas (see Course level guide page 17).

progression_
National Diploma in Acting, National Diploma in Dance or National Diploma in
Media Production at TVU or other institutions.




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Performing Arts – Music
BTEC First Diploma
duration_          location_      course code_
One year           Reading        3PF MUM A00R


entry requirements_
Applicants to have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade D including English and
preferably Maths. All applicants will be interviewed and will have an audition. A
satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
Focusing on the use of specialist computer software, live sound and performance,
studio recording and the music industry, this course offers students the chance to
develop and augment their individual skills. Modules include Performance, DJ
Technology, The Music Business, Sequencing, Recording and Final Major Project.

progression_
National Diploma in Music Technology, or the National Diploma in Music Practice
at TVU or other institutions.




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Performing Arts
BTEC National Diploma
duration_        location_        course code_
Two years        Reading          3PF PAQ A00R


entry requirements_
Minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above including English and preferably
Maths or a First Diploma in Performing Arts at Merit or above with key skills at
Level 2. A satisfactory reference is required. Applicants will be asked to attend and
successfully complete an interview and audition.

course content_
Performing Arts is a diverse and demanding industry. The skills you develop can
range from dance and movement, to acting and directing, script writing, stage
management, and technical theatre. With our workshop theatre space and a
professional dance studio, this course offers students the opportunity to develop
their skills and prepare for higher education.

Subjects studied will include Acting Techniques, Dance Techniques, Performance
Skills (Acting and Dance), Improvisation Skills (Acting and Dance), Vocal Skills,
Physical Theatre Skills, Musical Theatre Skills, Singing, Scriptwriting and Devising.

progression_
Higher National Diploma/BA (Hons) degree at TVU or other higher education
institution, drama and stage schools or into industry at a junior level.




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Music and the Performing Arts


Music
BTEC National Diploma
duration_          location_      course code_
Two years          Reading        3PF MUQ B00R


entry requirements_
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C (or above) including English and preferably
Maths or a First Diploma at Merit or above with key skills at Level 2. Students must
be able to play at least one musical instrument, this could include voice. All
applicants will be interviewed and auditioned. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
Focusing on developing performance skills, music theory knowledge,
composition, live sound and music technology skills, this course offers students a
chance to develop and augment their individual skills and prepare for higher
education.

Units include: Music Performance Techniques, Working and Developing as a Music
Ensemble, Music Performance Session Styles, Improvising Music, Music Theory
and Harmony, Listening Skills for Musicians, Aural Perception Skills, Composing
Music, Music and Society, Studying Music from Around the World, Operating Live
Sound, Sound Recording Techniques, Music Sequencing, Music Technology in
Performance, The Sound and Music Industry, Planning a Music Project, Major
Music Project.

progression_
Higher National Diploma/BA (Hons) degree at TVU or other higher education
institution or into industry at a junior level.




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Music Technology
BTEC National Diploma
duration_        location_        course code_
Two years        Reading          3PF MUQ A00R


entry requirements_
A minimum of four GCSEs at grade C (or above) including English and preferably
Maths or a First Diploma at Merit or above with key skills at Level 2. A portfolio
demonstrating a sustained interest in music technology. All applicants will be
interviewed. A satisfactory reference is required.

course content_
Focusing on the use of specialist computer software, live sound, studio recording
and the music industry, this course offers students the chance to develop their
specialist skills and prepare for higher education.

Units include: Sound Recording Techniques, Planning a Music Recording,
Analogue and Digital Audio Principles, Music Sequencing, Computer Music
Systems, Operating Live Sound, Listening Skills, The Functional Music Keyboard,
Creating and Marketing a Music Product, Audio Engineering, The Sound and
Music Industry, Music and Sounds for Multimedia, Sound Creation and
Manipulation, Music Technology in Performance, Concert Production and Staging,
Modern Music in Practice, Introduction to Acoustics.

progression_
Higher National Diploma/BA (Hons) degree at TVU or other higher education
institution or into industry at a junior level.




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