Whether your goal is to be a performer, producer, songwriter or music business professional, studying at The BRIT School will help you develop industry-relevant skills within a challenging, supportive and creative vocational environment. We offer a varied and rounded musical education that will stretch and challenge you, as well as provide you with the broad range of skills you need to succeed in the industry.
The BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Music Practice, equivalent to GCSE 9-4, allows you to develop your skills and knowledge in many areas including music theory, practical work, MIDI sequencing and composition skills. There are regular performance opportunities and students are provided with an understanding of the music industry and the range of careers available to them in the future, whilst being surrounded by like-minded musicians.
How Do I Apply
For Key Stage 4, you will be a confident performer on at least one instrument or voice. Although we do not offer a separate Music Technology course at Key Stage 4, we encourage applications from those who specialise in this area, as long as they can play an instrument and/or sing as well. These are the questions you will answer when you apply online:
List your practical strengths (instruments and/or voice) in order of ability and give a clear indication of which ONE you will audition with.
Describe your musical experience and/or training since you started secondary school in detail. This could include performances, composition work, recording sessions or anything else that you consider relevant.
What do you think the most important qualities are to succeed as a professional musician? Give reasons to support your answers.
Tell us about a songwriter or producer that you admire and why, using musical vocabulary as appropriate.
Every year, students are offered multiple performance opportunities which may include the school’s onsite theatre as well as a range of external venues. Our close relationship with The BRIT Trust and the support of the school's governors often results in music students being invited to perform at a range of prestigious events and venues each year. The Music Department benefits from outstanding facilities including professionally equipped rehearsal rooms, digital recording studios, Apple Mac suites and more. All of this practical experience is ably supported by a strong theoretical and analytical course that prepares students for both the world of work or for further music study.
What Qualities Do I Need?
We are looking for imaginative, open-minded, reliable team players who are focused and motivated. Being organised, responsible and able to meet deadlines is very important to us. You must also have an interest in the study of music as a wider subject (not just performance/production) and have the initiative to create musical opportunities for yourself and your peers. It is vital that students are already actively involved in musical activities both in and out of school, particularly for Post 16 applicants.