Music Technology BTEC (level 3) Certificate/Extended Certificate

Music Technology BTEC (level 3) Certificate/Extended Certificate

The BTEC Music Technology course introduces students to some of the key skills and techniques required by the studio musician, whether as a composer, producer or sound engineer. The course centres on the use of recording equipment and music software and is extremely practical. The department boasts industry standard facilities including 25 iMacs with Logic Pro X and Komplete 10 software, as well as 3 studio recording spaces.

Students are encouraged to listen to a range of contemporary music, recognising and assessing how musicians use music technology in today’s world. The course is also supported by visiting performers, workshops and external visits. You will undertake 3 units on the one year course and 6 units on the two year course. Units will cover areas such as setting up and capturing live recordings, live sound engineering, composing in different styles including the use of software instruments and audio files, listening to and analysing music, and creating sound effects and music for the moving image.

This vocational qualification links directly to current practice in today’s music industry.

Entry requirements: Grade 4 in English Language. It is expected that students will be proficient on at least one instrument and/or vocals.

Course assessment: All units are internally assessed through many practical projects and some written assignments. Grades of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* are awarded which are equivalent to AS/A level grades for the purpose of university entrance. Continuous coursework assessment throughout the year.

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