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Music Technology BTEC at Samuel Whitbread Academy

Course description

Music Technology BTEC has a clear emphasis on music technology without the emphasis on music theory. The course equips students with skills for higher education and beyond. The content is designed to develop a broad range of skills including project management, appraising and analysis, creativity and imagination. This course will involve a few Music Technology Portfolios. These will include film music, jingles and video games, pop songs, and demonstrating recording techniques. Students will develop their understanding throughout the course using a Digital Audio Workstation and how they are able to manipulate, enhance and create music to show their knowledge and skills.

Course content

Throughout the two years, students will extend their knowledge, skills and understanding developed in GCSE. It provides a worthwhile, satisfying and complete course of study, which broadens experience, develops imagination, fosters creativity and promotes personal and social development.

Key Features

• Student involvement in all areas of the community through recording

• Exciting avenues to self-expression

• Practical workshops

Entry requirements

• APS 3.8

• Grade 4 in GCSE Music or Music Technology or Level 2 Pass in BTEC Music

• This course is for students with a passion for music and a dedication to musical detail


• 40% exam

• 60% coursework

Future opportunities

Students will be able to progress to university to study Music Technology, Sound Production, Sound Engineering and many other courses requiring a similar skill set. This is predominately a vocational course with the equipment used being the same as in a professional recording studio. Students will not only be well equipped to work professionally with sound but they will also be skilled in composition. This could lead to anything from creating music for Film and TV to music of a more western classical tradition.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Samuel Whitbread Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017
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