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Music Technology BTEC Level 3 Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma at Canons High School

Course description

The courses are for students wishing to pursue, university studies in commercial music, a professional career in entertainment events management, music industry management, performance, related digital audio technologies including radio, TV and film, and the recording industry. You will also further your own management, music performance, composing and production skills.

You will be taught using the most advanced equipment in the country including multi-track digital work stations, dedicated recording studios and the most advanced audio software. Workshops, tutorials, seminars by industry experts and hands-on experience are some of the methods of course delivery.

Course content

Three different qualifications are offered under the one Music Technology Certificate. Majors include Music Performance, Composition, Events Support, or Production (recording). Students will cover common core topics but will also cover a compulsory core for their respective major.  Thus you will learn a variety of practical music making skills including opportunities to study specific vocational skills in context, including management, performing/composing, and record production. The courses give an understanding of the employment opportunities available, so that you can progress into a specific area of work within the industry.

Year 12 course consists of one compulsory core unit which varies according to your chosen major. The Production major for example requires you to study Music Productions Techniques, and two other units selected from a wide range of choices as listed below.

Year 13 course consists of one compulsory unit chosen from two alternatives Sequencing Systems and Techniques, or Sound Creation and Manipulation plus any two other units not previously covered in Year 12.

Entry requirements

6A*-C GCSE grades including English and Mathematics. Fundamentally you should have a broad education and music ability is desirable. Completion of Level 2 BTEC Music or GCSE Music is recommended.

Future opportunities

With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment or move on to further education.. Prospective careers include performing, composing, music education, print journalism, radio/TV, music management, music publishing, sound technician, audio engineer-technician and many others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Canons High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years