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Music Technology A Level at Seevic College

Course description

A-Level Music Technology will see you learn how to use equipment and technical processes to capture sounds.

You will then manipulate them to produce music including:

  • MIDI sequencing
  • Audio sequencing
  • Multi-track recording.

During the two year course you will also have the opportunity to participate in workshops with industry producers and session musicians.

Course content

  • Computer-based sequencing and music production techniques
  • Sound recording
  • Arranging and composing music technology
  • Listening and analysis.

Popular Music Styles since 1910: Study of Popular Music, including jazz, pop and rock. You will learn about the main musical and cultural characteristics of the major styles and trends of the past 100 years, ranging from ragtime and Dixieland Jazz through to recent developments in Club Music and Electronica.

The Development of Technology-based Music: The aim of this area of study is to help you understand more about the development and influence of technology on music since 1910. Study includes instruments involving technology, recording practice, and developments in contemporary art music.

Entry requirements

General Entry Requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language GCSE and an average point score of 5.0 calculated from all of your GCSE subjects.

Specific Entry Requirements

  • You'll be expected to have a good standard of ability on your main instrument before starting the course. Keyboard skills would also be an advantage.

Assessment

Assessment takes place through coursework and an external examination.

Future opportunities

  • A-Level Music Technology is widely accepted by universities for entry on to a range of courses.
  • It is especially useful if you are considering a career or undergraduate studies in Performing Arts, Sound Engineering or Music Production.
  • If you are interested in a career as a Sound Engineer then you might consider taking A-Level Maths and/or Physics alongside this course.

Further information

Dedicated trips, visits and talks with guest lecturers take place throughout the year. Our Tutors also have close links with Kingston University London and a variety of contacts within the music industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Seevic College directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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