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Music Technology A Level at Oasis Academy Brightstowe

Course description

You should follow this course if you are a musician with akeen interest in music technology.  This course will provide you with a range of music technology and musical skills, develop your composition technique through the use of technology and broaden your knowledge of popular music, jazz and the technology used to record and produce it.

Course content

During the course you will learn studio recording and production techniques, develop sequencing skills, compose and arrange in popular music styles using Logic Pro and study the development of music technology, popular music and jazz from 1910 to the present day.

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement, including grade C in GCSE music. You do not have to be a graded instrumentalist. If you have not had the opportunity to undertake GCSE Music or an equivalent BTEC, but can demonstrate an aptitude for music you can apply to do a two day transition to music technology course at Cotham School during the October half-term break, and then make your application for the A level. The course will run subject to demand.


The course is mostly practical with independent learning as the core activity. There are teacher led and group activities through which students learn how to use the recording studio. You will spend one hour per week in the classroom developing listening skills in preparation for the listening and analysing exam. Students must get involved in extracurricular activities to continue their musical development.

Future opportunities

A qualification in music technology can lead to studying music on one of the many music or music technology degree courses at university, or can start you on your way in a career in the music industry, as a sound engineer or composer. The music technology A level could also enable you to pursue a career in the wider creative media industries, one of the fastest growing sectors in the country.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oasis Academy Brightstowe directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2015

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