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Music Technology AS at Charles Darwin School

Course description

The course is made up of two units: Music Technology Portfolio 1 and Listening and Analysing. Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio1. Students will learn and use a variety of music and music technology skills in order to complete this unit. MIDI sequencing and multi-track recording as well as arranging skills are all key components assessed through the practical work carried out. Students must complete three tasks: Task 1A Sequenced Realised Performance; Task 1B Multi-track Recording; Task 1C Creative Sequence Arrangement Unit 2: Listening and Analysing. Students are required to study the development of popular music styles from 1910 through to the present day. Two special focus styles will be selected each year for more in-depth study.

Entry requirements

GCSE Music at Grade A-B

Future opportunities

Careers in: recording studio work, radio, sound engineering, music performance, music teaching, music administration, music therapy and many other branches of the music industry.Students who study music technology regularly go on to study at university, having developed excellent team working skills and communication skills during the course. Time management skills are particularly developed in this course.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charles Darwin School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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