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Organisational skills are essential to enable you to manage a caseload.

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D-298
Higher Certificate in Arts in Contemporary Music (Berklee Track)

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The Higher Certificate in Arts in Contemporary Music (Berklee Track) is a foundation course designed both to give students a strong foundation in music and the opportunity to enter the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston.

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The course prepares the student for further studies as either a Performance or Writing Major. The Berklee Track focuses on giving the students the practical skills they must acquire in order to succeed in the professional music world. The course is comprised of an ideal balance of practical and theoretical studies designed to fully equip aspiring musicians for a career in both composition and performing.


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The Berklee Track focuses on giving the students the practical skills they must acquire in order to succeed in the professional music world. The course is comprised of an ideal balance of practical and theoretical studies designed to fully equip aspiring musicians for a career in both composition and performing.



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