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Music Technology - AS / A level at Suffolk One

Course description

This course is suited for those with an interest in the Music and Recording industries. Referring to all forms of technology involved with the musical arts, electronic devices used to assist in recording, play back and storing music. Music Technology plays a key part in the development of music from around the world. The course involves getting to grips with the latest Music Technology as well as setting up and managing tracks performed in a recording studio.

Students should budget for the costs of attending live performances in order to gain maximum benefit from this course.

Course content

Students will develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge in Music Technology. The traditional skills of composing and listening are placed in an up-to date technological context.

Program and record various styles and genres of music

Computer based sequencing and music production techniques

Sound Recording

Recognise various genres of music through listening

Recognise various recording techniques and developments over the past 50+ years

Entry requirements

You would be expected to have Grade C or above at Music and Science GCSE level. You would also be expected to have a pass at Grade 5 practical/theory or an equivalent standard in the September entry. If you do not have this qualification we will ask you to do an audition.


A written examination and listening paper

Externally assessed coursework

Future opportunities

A level Music Technology is considered an academic qualification and is therefore accepted by universities for a wide range of courses. There are now a number of degree courses in sound engineering that specifically look for A-Level Music Technology as an entry requirement.

Further information

What subjects compliment this A level?

For those students considering a career in music, sound engineering or music production the following A-Levels will be useful.




Media Studies

Performing Arts

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk One directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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