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Contemporary Music Performance (Rock School) - HND

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Ballyfermot College of Further Education

Ballyfermot College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code PRH
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is aimed at students who aspire to become professional musicians and who want to learn about the Music Industry. This course creates a working environment in which students can develop skills of self expression, musical composition, presentation and performance. Live performances in the college and at city centre venues are an exciting and integral part of the course.

What will you Study?

This course is aimed at students who aspire to become professional musicians and who want to learn about the Music Industry. This course creates a working environment in which students can develop skills of self expression, musical composition, presentation and performance. Live performances in the college and at city centre venues are an exciting and integral part of the course.

Year 1:
Band Coaching
Instrument Techniques
Popular Song - Form and Analysis
Music Technology Applications
Rhythm
Harmony and Notation
Critical and Analytical Aural Techniques
Keyboard and Vocal Development
The Music Business in the 21st Century

Year 2
Performance Production Management
Professional Performance Coaching
Technical Competencies in Instrument Techniques
Song-writing Techniques and Skills
Improvisation
Music Composition Software
Arranging and Style Analysis
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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