BTEC Music


Course Overview

The Extended Diploma is broadly equivalent to three A Levels.

The following subjects make the programme of study:

  • Using Musical Styles
  • Creating Musical Material
  • Performing As An Ensemble
  • Planning A Career In The Music Industry
  • Music Skills Development
  • Solo Personal Project
  • Using Material For Self Promotion And Networking
  • Using Creative Collaboration To Develop A Project
  • Producing A Collaborative Project
Course Requirements
  • A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
  • For students without a Grade 4, or above, in English and Maths, you will need to resit these qualifications at LMA.
  • Digital audition
Progression Routes

After the Post-16 course, students can progress via many different routes.

The following are examples of what students may go on to do:

  • Study for a BA Hons Degree here at LMA or at another university or music school
  • Further specialist training
  • Employment in the sound/music industries

The post 16 BTEC Extended Diploma in Music is a two year course that involves studying and implementing a range of techniques specifically for the music industry. The course acts as a technical foundation so that by the end of their two year study, students will have a sophisticated set of music skills that will enable them to specialise as they move into higher education or into industry. The music course encompasses performance with a level of technical competency for all aspects of performance as a musician.