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Music Technology at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form

Course description

This course provides an excellent opportunity for the contemporary musician to explore how music is recorded, produced, and arranged through the use of Music Technology. As a largely practical course, students will develop their instrumental and analytical skills as well as their ability to shape and manipulate instrumental timbres. They will also become confident with integrating new technologies within their own music making experiences. Although a demanding subject, Music Technology is very rewarding and complements other Sixth Form subjects as a creative option.

Course content

A Level Music Technology students will develop a substantial coursework portfolio to include a technology-based composition and studio recording, in addition to demonstrating their knowledge of music and the principles of music technology through a detailed logbook.

 

Their knowledge, skills and understanding of technology processes will be expressed through their ability to manipulate musical material, correctly capture sophisticated musical performances and produce extended written commentaries on technological processes. The Music Technology listening paper nurtures students’ knowledge and understanding of recording and production techniques and principles, in the context of a series of unfamiliar commercial recordings. This provides an overview of the main styles and trends during the development of popular music up to the present day.

 

Entry requirements

A GCSE average of 5, including 5 in Music or considerable experience in Music.

Assessment

35% Exam 65% Coursework

Future opportunities

The course creates an excellent platform for enabling students to continue studying Music Production, Songwriting or Popular Music courses at Higher Education establishments.

Further information

The music department is well resourced for Music Technology. We have three dedicated recording studios and a ProTools suite, equipped with a further eight dedicated music production computers. In addition to this provision we also have Single user licences for Logic Pro in studio 1.

Course Leader:

 

Mr Rob Wakeling

 

r.wakeling@uckfield.college

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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