Ballyfermot College of Further Education
Higher National Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance (Rock School )
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
COURSE CONTENT:Popular Song - form and analysis, Production Performance, Band Coaching, Music Technology Applications, Composition Techniques and Notation, Aural Perception, Keyboard and Vocal Development, Instrumental Techniques, Song Writing, Production Performance Project, Improvisation Zones, Professional Performance Coaching, Music Business, Music Composition Software, Harmony and Arranging, Instrumental Techniques 2.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:Leaving Certificate/LCVP with a minimum of two HC3 and three passes at ordinary level or FETAC Level 5 Certificate with a merit profile. Applicants will be required to do an audition and supply a demo on CD/Tape, instrumental or vocal. This recording may be a sole performance or as part of a group. The academic entry requirements may be waived where outstanding talent is demonstrated at the audition and for mature applicants (21+).
CERTIFICATION: Higher National Diploma in Contemporary Music Performance (Rock School)
PROGRESSION:Graduates may gain exemptions from one or two years of degree courses in the UK or continue performing with their band or as a solo act.