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Music Technology Level 3 at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf

Course description

A wide range of professional music equipment is available for the use of students studying this subject, including digital recording equipment, sound processors, microphones, synthesisers, guitars, and electronic drums and drum machines. In addition, you will be using specialist music computers and gain experience of software such as Reason, Cubase and Sibelius. The ability to play a musical instrument is not a prerequisite of the course, although basic piano keyboard skills would be of advantage. Of greater importance is a musical ear, the ability to use a computer with confidence, and the readiness to experiment with new musical skills and techniques to create and manipulate music of all types.

Course content

Year 1: Level 3 Certificate in Music Technology (Production) Unit 25: Music Production Techniques (Core Unit): understanding sound recording equipment, preparing for a recording session, multi-track recording and mixing techniques. Unit 1: Acoustics for Musicians: the physics of sound; the principles of musical instruments; the mechanisms of human hearing; the characteristics of spaces. Unit 32: Sequencing Systems and Techniques: setting up computer and MIDI hardware; MIDI and audio sequencing skills. Year 2: Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology (Production) Unit 26: Music technology in Performance: using music technology in performance; understand the historical context of electronic music. Unit 29: Live Sound Techniques: understand the live sound requirements of venues; setting up sound systems. Unit 35: Sound Creation and Manipulation: understanding the basic theory of synthesis; using synthesisers and samplers; realising musical ideas which combine synthesising and sampling techniques.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years