Music Technology

Summary

With the introduction of affordable recording technology over the last two decades, the traditional career path of working full-time in a recording studio is being replaced by a multi-income stream approach. To carve a career in the music industry these days you need to be able to record, compose, create sound design, remix, produce, working collaboratively with other music creators. This two-year Music Technology course will give you the skills to work in the music industry in the 21st century.

Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Single award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Junior music producer or engineer, remixer, junior sound designer, music studio assistant, sound engineer, film/TV composer.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Music Technology and Production, Digital Music and Sound Arts, Music and Sound Production, Sound for Film and Media.

Topics you'll cover

OVER TWO YEARS:

  • DAW production using Logic
  • Multitrack studio recording techniques
  • Remixing
  • Music and sound for media
  • DAW mixing and mastering techniques
  • Commercial music production.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Assessment: One unit (DAW Production) is externally assessed under controlled conditions, the others are internally assessed through coursework.
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Digital Music Production
  • Equivalent to one A Level.

Course entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at four or above, including English Language. Grade 5 music theory is useful but not essential
  • Ability to play a musical instrument and read music is desirable
  • All students will be auditioned and given a chance to play examples of their recordings or sequences

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.