Music Technology BTEC Extended Level 2 at City of Wolverhampton College
During this course you will study:
- Composing and sound recording
- The music industry
- Microphone techniques
- Production project
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.
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
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.
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.