b'ADVANCEDCO URSES ( LEVEL 3)MUSIC TECHNOLOGYMUSIC TECHNOLOGYA LevelBTEC National Equivalent to one A LevelThe Music Technology course introduces you toThe BTEC Music Technology course introduces some of the disciplines involved in the academicstudents to some of the key skills and techniques study of the subject. You will develop the skills,required by the studio musician, whether as a knowledge and understanding needed to compose,composer, producer or sound engineer. The course sequence, record, analyse and produce music incentres on the use of recording equipment and the modern music industry. Students will createmusic software, and is extremely practical. The a multi-track recording and a technology-baseddepartment boasts industry-standard facilities composition, each lasting 2.5 minutes. The recordingincluding 25 iMacs with Logic Pro X and Komplete 10 will be completed in our industry-standard studiosoftware, as well as three studio recording spaces. using Logic Pro X, and the composition will allow you to explore the use of synthesis, sampling/audioStudents are encouraged to listen to a range of manipulation and sound structure.The listeningcontemporary music, recognising and assessing how and analysing exam will assess your knowledgemusicians use music technology in todays world. of recording and production techniques for bothThe course is also supported by visiting performers, corrective and creative purposes, the principles ofworkshops and external visits. sound and audio technology, and the development of recording and production technology. TheUnits will cover areas such as setting up and production exam will assess your knowledge andcapturing live recordings, live sound engineering, understanding of editing, mixing and productioncomposing in dierent styles including the use of techniques by applying them to unfamiliar materialssoftware instruments and audio les, listening to provided by the exam board, as well as principlesand analysing music, and creating sound eects and of audio technology. The majority of lessons willmusic for the moving image.be spent composing or mixing on our iMacs or recording in one of our three studios.This vocational qualication links directly to current practice in todays music industry.ASSESSMENTAll work externally assessed, consisting 40%ASSESSMENTcoursework and 60% examination. All units are internally assessed through many practical projects and some written assignments.ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTSGrade 4 GCSE English Language and Maths. TheADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTSability to read music notation condently and basicGrade 4 in English Language. It is expected that keyboard playing skills are essential. GCSE Music isstudents will be procient on at least one instrument benecial but not mandatory. and/or vocals.C RE AT I V E TH I N K I N G57'