Music Technology

A Level

This course offers a range of exciting opportunities to learn about MIDI sequencing, sampling, studio recording and production, composing and arranging, and the history of pop, rock and jazz music.

Overview

This course offers a range of exciting opportunities to learn about MIDI sequencing, sampling, studio recording and production, composing and arranging, and the history of pop, rock and electronic music.

Assessment:

Written Exam (60%) Practical Work (40%)

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements plus grade 5 in GCSE English Language and grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics or grade B in Physics and a GCSE grade C in Music.

Exam board: Edexcel
Costs:

£50 for textbooks and materials.

Programme leader:

Tara Choudrie

Course structure

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Careers

In addition to performance, roles may include sales, marketing, A&R, publishing, artist management, teacher/lecturer, audio programmer and music technician. Students may consider direct entry into employment or further training, or decide to pursue a career in the music industry.

Higher education

This course is excellent preparation for students who would like to pursue the subject into Higher Education. Students have continued their studies in the subject at institutions such as the University of Surrey, the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM), Bath Spa University, Royal Welsh College, and Leeds College of Music.

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