What will I learn?
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).
- Music production techniques
- Music and sound for the moving image
- Sound creation and manipulation
- Sequencing systems and techniques
- Listening skills for music technologists
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 Pro Tools 11 recording software and a professional theatre for drama and music productions.
What grades will I need?
5 A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE including English and Maths (or the equivalent)
Where will it lead me?
Foundation Degree or a BA/ BSc (Hons)in Music Technology
- Film and television
- Studio and live sound engineering
- Music production
- The Music Industry including artist or stage management, publishing or promotion
This course works well in conjunction with other Level 3 courses such as;
- Music Technology (Events Support)
- Production Arts (Stage Management)
- BTEC Music (Performing)
- AS Music
- BTEC Applied Science
- AS Physics