Music Technology BTEC L3 Double Award (SCC) at Swale Sixth Form
Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject
You will grow in confidence whilst developing logic and problem solving skills. You will build strong skills in independent study along with team work skills. Students will gain an understanding of industry standard equipment and how to use it producing professional standard projects. You will develop performance, composing, listening and appraising skills as well as gaining an understanding of how to use a wide range of industry standard music technology equipment.
Potential Topics / Units that will be studied
You will study various topics that may include recording and production, sequencing, live sound, product management and development, composition, and the history and development of music technology and how it has impacted on popular music.
Students will need to achieve 5 A*-C GCSE grades, including English and mathematics. Previous experience of BTEC music or GCSE music will be an advantage.
An open mind and an interest in music are the key requirements for this course. Some musical experience and the ability to play an instrument is useful but not essential.
On the BTEC course assessment takes place in a variety of ways including assignments and externally assesssed exam board tasks. You will complete 10 units in total with 3 external assessments.
Progression and career opportunities
This is a highly contextual and vocational course, giving students an experience worthy of preparing them for progression to either Higher Education or the professional arena. Whether as a composer, producer, engineer, performer, events co-ordinator, promoter, marketing manager, technician or a teacher there is something for everyone.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swale Sixth Form directly.