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Music, Performing and Production Arts Level 1

Course Overview

In this brand new one year course you will develop your skills and knowledge of the Creative Sector focusing on three areas; Music, Performing arts and Media. You will develop a clear understanding of the core skills around each of these subject areas and then look carefully at how these subjects can work collaboratively together through a variety of innovative performance opportunities.

What topics are covered?

In Music you will learn the skills needed to become a confident musician including confidence and instrumental skills. You will discover how to record yourself and use Logic Pro X to compose and develop musical ideas.


In Media you will learn the tools to become a digital practitioner specialising in filmmaking and digital design. Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to create a short film and learn the fundamentals of editing and design through the Adobe Creative Suite.


In Performing Arts, you will learn about what it takes to be an actor, the key aspects of performance such as teamwork and communication.  You will explore different performance styles and how to use research and reflection to improve your work.


Throughout the year you will work as a small performance company working in the three areas to develop live and recorded performance work.


As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 20 years.

What are the entry requirements?

Learners must have four GCSEs at grade 1 or above, show a genuine interest in the Creative Arts and have a reference from a previous learning provider.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a Level 1 Diploma in Music, Performing and Production Arts

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

This highly practical course involves working in workshop, studio and classroom settings.  You will study in class, groups and individually and you will also be expected to work independently outside of College hours

What hours will I be in college?

You will spend approximately 14 hours per week in College. You should also be prepared to work outside of timetabled hours occasionally, as is the nature of performance work.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is continuous throughout the year and in many different forms focusing on input and ideas throughout the creative process leading to performance. For Example: Vlogs, written journals, reflections, research discussions, creative books and performances.

What can I do after this course?

The programme will prepare you for the following courses: Music Level 2 course, Creative, Media production and technology level 2 course OR audition for our Performing and Production Arts Level 2 course.

Are there any additional costs?

A studio fee of £90 will be required from students as a contribution towards the cost of course resources. In addition, students are required to provide practical clothing for classes, e.g. tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt.

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

What facilities are available?

TEMPA Theatre/Music studio

What organisations does the College work with on this course?

Our Level 3 Performing and Production Arts course has been awarded the 2018/19 AoC Beacon Standard Commendation.

Where will I need to go on my first day?


Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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