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Music Technology - Level 3 BTEC Certificate at Whitefield School

Course description

To gain theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical learning in the management and setting up of a recording studio based on industry requirements. To develop the knowledge and skills to produce multi-track recordings, mix-down, editing and production processes using computer software, and apply basic concepts and practices employed in analogue and digital sound recording techniques.

Course content

This vocational course allows you to develop the knowledge of equipment and techniques used in recording studios to the extent that you can produce a complete studio recording, and gives you understanding into some of the ways you can get your music ‘out there’. Much of your time will be spent in the recording studio or in our Mac suite. The following units are covered, Unit 25: Music Production Techniques (10 credits), Unit 32: Sequencing Systems and Techniques (10 credits), Unit 17: Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry.

Entry requirements

In order to study Music Technology Production, students must achieve at least 5 A* to C grades at GCSE level. This should include English Language and Mathematics. It is not essential for you to have studied Music at GCSE or BTEC Level 2.

Assessment

This will take the form of written assignments, presentations and assessed recording sessions of computerbased music projects. Peer assessment, formative assessment and teacher feedback will feature prominently in your lessons. Enrichments trips will be organised to help students embed their understanding of aspects of music technology looked at during lessons. Students follow the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Music Technology syllabus.

Future opportunities

Music Technology Production is a popular area of study and many universities are offering Music Technology degrees, Apprenticeships are also available in different areas of the music industry, for example, in a recording studio.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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