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Advanced Level Music Technology

Advanced Level Music Technology

Type of LearningSchool Leaver

Course CodeA6186

Study ModeThis qualification is selected as part of a suite of advanced level subjects to create a full time programme of study.

DurationThis course lasts 2 years

Awarded ByThis course is awarded by Pearson (Btec)

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About the course

This qualification will form part of a suite of A level subjects selected by you and provides an opportunity to focus specifically on the technology used to create music and facilitate the production of music products. 

 

This course will provide a background in all areas of music technology – music sequencing, sound recording, acoustics and composition. It is suitable for budding producers, composers, musicians or studio, broadcast and live sound engineers who utilise music technology. You will gain knowledge in music and technical skills as well as have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of people.

 

During year 1 of the course you will focus on DAW production and studio recording techniques. These skills will prepare you for progression to year 2 and areas of study that could include music and sound for media, Creative Synthesis and Sampling, remixing and reworking, commercial music production and Working and Developing as a Production Team

Type of LearningSchool Leaver

Course CodeA6186

Study ModeThis qualification is selected as part of a suite of advanced level subjects to create a full time programme of study.

DurationThis course lasts 2 years

CostQuestion tooltip iconFree

Awarded ByThis course is awarded by Pearson (Btec)

Start Date/s

05/09/2022, 05/09/2022

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above. GCSE Music (or equivalent) is desirable but not essential. Given the practical and technical demands of this course your entry will be subject to an interview.

Modules

During year 1 of the course you will focus on DAW production and studio recording techniques. These skills will prepare you for progression to year 2 and areas of study that could include music and sound for media, Creative Synthesis and Sampling, remixing and reworking, commercial music production and Working and Developing as a Production Team.

Assessment

There is an externally set/assessed project on the first year of this qualification.

Careers & Progression

This two year qualification provides good preparation for students considering an apprenticeship in sound engineering. It supports access to a range of higher education courses in sound engineering and the wider music industry when taken alongside further Level 3 qualifications. As well as direct entry to employment, this qualification will prepare students for higher study of a specialist degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma. This route gives learners the opportunity to enter the sector at a higher level, or in a more specialist role. Typically the majority of students progress to university level courses from this qualification. The most frequently applied for universities are Salford, BIMM and University College Burnley. The most common courses are ‘Pop Music and Recording’, ‘Music Production and Performance’, ‘Music Production’, ‘Event Management’, BA (Hons) Music, BMus (Hons) Music, BA (Hons) Music Promotion, BSc (Hons) Sound Engineering, BA (Hons) Music Journalism and BSc (Hons) Music for Film Television and Games in addition to a whole host more. It is worth noting that Music is not considered a ‘soft subject’ by the Russell Group Universities!

Additional Details

Equipment Supplied

You will have access to an Apple Mac suite running the latest industry-standard music software alongside a multi-function recording studio and range of practice rooms.

Extra curricular activities

Music students are supported in their own creative projects and ventures - many music students book additional recording studio time to or have extra-access to software and the resources to write, rehearse and produce their own music with the support of our skilled music technicians. Many students are involved in regular public performances throughout the year. There are industry-related trips throughout the year and regular guest speakers and master classes.

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