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BTEC Extended Diploma: Music Technology at Leicester Academy of Music, Technology and Arts

Course description

The course develops and widens your skill set in Recording and Computer Music Production for both the workplace and higher education. You will be trained to a professional standard to reproduce music, dialogue, sound effects and other audio content to the highest quality. This course does not involve performing, but the technical aspects of recording and reproducing music for release and live performance.

Course content

A mix of practical recording sessions and theory of recording will be taught. You will also study units on programming, music business, music technology, acoustics,composition and audio principles. You will learn the skills needed for a modern music producer.

Entry requirements

4-5 GCSEs grades A*-C
First Diploma (Merit or above) in Music
or Other equivalent Level 2 Qualification


Modules are assessed using a range of methods including practical assignments, presentations, written essays, projects and phase tests, completed both in College and at home. Although there is a slant towards practical work, there is also a significant academic element to this course, you need to be prepared for this.Please note, this is a two year course and you will need to achieve satisfactory grades and attendance in the first year to progress to year 2.

Financial information

This course is free for young people aged 16-18. All you will have to pay is a small enrichment fee.

If you are 19+ there may be a small cost to the course but we can help you understand this more at interview and you may be eligible for financial help dependant on your circumstances.

If you are 24+ you will need to apply for an advanced learner loan and we can advise you more on this when you come in and see us.

Future opportunities

Students may well start working on a freelance basis very soon after the end of the course. Employment opportunities are live sound technician, sound recording engineer, music publisher, teacher, composer/arranger. The course is designed to provide you with access to a range of music related employment and will also develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of other industries are looking for.What other learning could you do: Students who successfully complete the National Diploma in music technology can go on to higher education courses in a variety of subjects including; * Music Production * Music Acoustics * Music Technology * Music Management * Events Management * Music Recording

Further information

For more information give us a call on 0116 2664153 or visit our website

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: 28 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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