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Music Technology BTEC Extended Level 2 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Composing and sound recording
  • The music industry
  • Sequencing
  • Microphone techniques
  • Production project

Course content

Our full-time Level 2 Music Technology course will introduce you to practical skills in sound recording, composing and music technology, including the creation and production of music through the use of computer and sound recording systems.

Our growing music and performing arts department is located at the newly refurbished studios at Paget Road Campus. The Level 2 course is a one year course, equivalent to four GCSEs, and is a foundation for students who wish to pursue a career in music or music technology. The course specifically features skills in sequencing, using software packages to compose, edit and mix music and soundtracks, the music business, and researching and exploring areas of the industry such as record labels, recording studios, live performances and the jobs associated with these. You will also learn how to set up and operate equipment in the college’s professional standard recording studios for the capture and processing of sound.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade E or above, or successful completion of a full level 1 study programme
  • You will also have an interview

Assessment

The course is project/assignment based and assessment is continuous throughout the year both in lessons, set work and through observations. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a final grade of pass, merit or distinction. Some units may be subject to external assessment.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career as a sound engineer, sound recordist, technical assistant or freelancer in the industry
  • Progress on to our Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.