Course Comparison

Course FdA Contemporary Musicianship BA (Hons) Music
Award Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration 2 years 3 years
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement - -
Location PETROC Plymouth
Provider PETROC School of Humanities and Performing Arts
Entry requirements -
A levels
A minimum of two A levels, including grade C or above in Music, general studies accepted. Note if the student is not studying A level music but indicates that they have the ability to play at Grade 6 or above then the admissions tutor will accept with alternative A levels.
18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
Pass DMM in a music related subject.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.
International Baccalaureate
26 overall to include four in music at higher level plus a second subject at higher level. Please note, if you are not studying higher music but have the ability to play at Grade 6 or above then alternative subjects may be accepted by the admissions tutor.
All Access courses
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (preferably music or combined), with at least 33 credits at merit and to include at least 12 credits in music related units with merits
(including GCSE English and maths grade C or above or equivalent).

Non-standard qualifications
We welcome mature students, those with music industry experience and high level instrumental skills. If you fall into this category and are not sure whether you qualify for the course, please submit an application so we can advise you.

For a full list of all acceptable qualifications please refer to our tariff glossary.