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Music Technology Diploma Level 3 at Rotherham College

Course description

That new, edgy band topping the charts. That Oscar-winning performance on the big screen. The award-winning director taking home all the gongs. They all had to start somewhere. Whether you’re looking to experience the buzz and adrenaline of opening night as the lights go up, or playing a roof-raising concert of live music to a sold-out audience, Rotherham College is the perfect place to start a creative career in music or acting. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, the Performing Arts department will provide you with some of the finest equipment in the industry to develop your skills to the maximum.

For music students, you’ll learn in the Roland Academy; one of only 13 in the country. You’ll immerse yourself in all forms of popular music and gain the hands-on experience you need to go on to further study or find a job in the music industry. For acting students, you’ll develop your skills in the College Studio Theatre and outdoor Amphitheatre. You’ll explore a range of acting techniques and audition for roles, big or small, to provide you with the experience you need to progress in the acting industry. Previous students have gone on to act on the West End, in film and become part of the UK’s most successful modern metal acts, Bring Me the Horizon.

Course content

If you want to be a music artist or a producer then you can kick start your career with the Music Technology Level 3 course. You will study elements of music technology, sampling and synthesis, alongside recording and mixing skills. Working in our state of the art facilities at our Roland Academy, you will learn how to use industry standard equipment and technology. You will have the opportunity to work as technical crew on performances within College, supporting artists from the music performance courses. You will also have the opportunity to mix, record and release original songs through the Youth Record Label and iTunes. This course is one or two years long.

What will I study?

• Sequencing systems and techniques

• Sound recording techniques

• Sound creation and manipulation

• Live sound techniques

• DJ techniques


What added value will I receive?

• Work in the Roland Academy with industry standard equipment and software

• Be able to release original work through Youth Record Label

• Gain vital work experience by mixing and working as crew in live public performances

• Investigate and promote a music product through the Roland Certificate qualification

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C or above preferably including music, English and/or maths and a good practical knowledge of music technology

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

BA (Hons) in Popular Music Performance and Production at College, a degree course at another establishment or into employment.

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016
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