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Music Technology A Level at Franklin College

Course description

If you have an interest in recording, computer music and the impact that technology has had on popular music, over the last century, this is the course for you. You will learn a variety of technology skills including digital multi-track recording, computer sequencing and arranging of popular music in order to produce an audio CD. At A2, you will further develop sequencing, recording and music production skills. A more in-depth understanding of MIDI and DIGITAL AUDIO is undertaken in order to complete the production examination during the summer.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent to include English Language. In addition, you must have passed either GCSE or BTEC Music, play an instrument or sing to a reasonable standard (at least grade 2 must have been passed) and have a keen interest in all styles of popular music, recording and computer music. A higher ABRSM or Trinity/Guildhall/Rock school practical grade will also meet college requirements. Music theory support classes are offered to those students who find the music theory challenging.


Year 1 30% Examination 70% Coursework

Year 2 40% Exam 60% Coursework

Future opportunities

Students who study Music and Music Technology together often gain entry to one of the UK's top music conservatoires (via CUKAS). Some conservatoires also offer music production degrees.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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