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Music Technology Level 3


Type: Full Time

Subject: Performing Arts and Music

Level: 3

Start Date: 11 September 2023

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

2 Years


Level 3

Who is it for

If your ideal career is in the exciting world of music technology and you want to develop your practical sound engineering and audio technology skills, then you can stop looking!

This two year course will familiarise you with a wide range of music technology topics including DJ performance, live sound, studio recording, mixing and mastering skills, to ensure you leave the course a proficient and skilled music technologist or producer.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application. You will also need to attend an audition before starting this course.

What will I need

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C including English and maths.

What is covered

During this course you will cover the following topics; Music technology in context, studio techniques, live sound, music technology and musicianship, creative synthesis and sampling, DJ performance techniques and commercial music production.

How is the course assessed

You will complete a number of assignments, including assessed live work, written projects, recorded and notated compositional work, organisation of events etc. Assessed live work takes place during the day, in the evening and occasionally at weekends. There are also external examinations and assessments.

What can this course lead to

This practical course can be used to go on to further study in production, music technology, sound engineering, theatre sound or television sound production. You could also use this qualification to start your career in music technology moving
straight into roles in sound production, media or music production.

Are there any additional costs

As part of the course you will need to be available for select evening rehearsals and
performances (dates are provided well in advance) and you will require the department's standard performance uniform (to be discussed at your interview). You will also need to provide your own headphones with 1/4” jack adaptors, a USB stick (minimum 16GB), and cover any field trip costs (if applicable).

Other details

You will need to be available for evening rehearsals and performances through the course.

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