FdA Popular Musician

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  • Objectives
    The industry requires musicians who have a combination of musical skills, entrepreneurial skills and the ability to contextualise themselves within the current musical and economic climate. Modern musicians need to understand their own music and how to exploit it in order to reach its potential market. They must demonstrate an understanding of the sector and have a clear idea of how they intend to thrive within it.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants will usually be expected to possess four GCSEs grade C or above, two of which must be in Mathematics and English Language and have achieved one of the following at the start of the course: * two A Levels; * Level 3 Music Practitioner qualification; * AVCE in a relevant subject area; * National Diploma in a relevant subject area.
  • Academic title
    FdA Popular Musician
  • Course description
    FdA Popular Musician


    At Level 4, Students become familiar with the key ideas, techniques and abilities of the subject. They become able to relate their studies to personal values; to collect and analyse ideas and information from a range of sources and relate those to recognised categories; to contribute effectively to group work tasks such as ensemble performances or research teams; to take responsibility, with staff support, for their own learning.

    At Level 5, students are able to control these ideas, techniques and abilities in an increasingly independent fashion. This includes an awareness of varying solutions to problems, and contradictory methods of work and theories. They have a detailed and diverse knowledge of their subject; can use and evaluate different methods of obtaining and using information; select appropriate data from varied sources and develop their own criteria and judgements; are able to develop working relationships of a professional nature within the disciplines of the music industry; can take responsibility for their own learning with minimum direction.

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