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Music at Andover College

Music Technology Production – BTEC Level 3 National Certificate/ National Subsidiary Diploma

Qualification

Level 3

Fees

N/A

Type of study

School Leavers

Interview?

Yes

Duration

1 - 2 Years

If you have an interest in how music is produced, the Music Technology Production course is ideal for you. It features a total of six units that are assessed through coursework and practical activities and is the equivalent of one A Level. You will have a keen interest in music, either as a performer or consumer and it is not necessary to play an instrument. Experience of music software sequencing or recording is desirable but not essential. You will develop your knowledge of music sequencing software and the transferable skills that facilitate the realisation of musical ideas in both acoustic and electronic environments. You will also record, produce and master a complete audio recording. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional experience from guest speakers throughout the year. 

Five GCSEs at grade 9–4, including English and Maths 

 

You will develop your knowledge of music sequencing software and the transferable skills that facilitate the realisation of musical ideas in both audio and MIDI environments. You will develop the skills to set up, use and discuss sequencing systems and techniques. You will train your ears to listen and analyse audio subjectively and competently. You will also record, produce and master a complete audio recording. 

 After Year One you will gain a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Music Technology (Production). 

After Year Two you will gain a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology (Production). 

 

UNITS COVERED 

Sequencing Systems and Techniques 

Listening Skills for Music Technologists 

Music production techniques 

Delivering a Music Product 

Music and sound for the moving image 

Sound creation and manipulation 

 

Coursework 

 

BA/BSc (Hons), Roles in studio and live sound engineering, music production and the Music Industry including artist or stage management, publishing or promotion. 

 

You will go on a number of field trips and excursions including study trips, university open days and collaborations with local music venues. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional experience from guest speakers throughout the year. 

 

We have two recording studios capable of recording up to sixteen tracks of simultaneous audio, a multimedia suite featuring industry-standard Logic Pro X recording software and a professional theatre for drama and music productions.