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A Level Music Technology at North Oxfordshire Academy

Course description

The Music Technology course is for students interested in a career in music production. It is broken up into 4 units that cover the full spectrum of basic skills needed to progress to a higher level of study or to work in one of the many areas of music production. Students will study a range of skills relating to music production, including: Live performance, Ensemble multi-track audio recording, Audio and MIDI sequencing. These skills will be assessed in three pieces of course work each year alongside a listening exam.

Course content

The course is split into four units. There are two compulsory units for the AS and two units for the complete A-Level. The units are all externally assessed through exams over the two years.

  •  UNIT 1 – Music Technology Portfolio 1 (MIDI sequence, audio recording, MIDI/audio mix)
  •  UNIT 2 – Listening & Analysing Exam
  •  UNIT 3 – Music Technology Portfolio 2 (MIDI sequence, audio recording, composition)
  •  UNIT 4 – Listening & Analysing Exam

Entry requirements

To do this course, you will need: Pass for NCFE Music Technology or A*-C GCSE Music or Merit/ Distinction for BTEC Music, 5 A*-C at GCSE including English, Maths and Science.

Future opportunities

In combination with other A levels or vocational courses, Music Technology A level can lead to study at university on a range of courses. A degree in Music Technology or Music could lead to careers in studio engineering & production, composition (e.g. for video games or film), teaching, live sound engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Oxfordshire Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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