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Music Technology BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at King George V College

Course description

With previous results in the top 10% of the country, this two year, hands-on course will not only provide you with a Level 3 qualification, but also arm you with the experience you need to pursue a career in the Music Industry. From performance to marketing through to producing, engineering and live sound; you will develop a wide range of skills geared towards current industry trends and practice.

BTEC Extended Diplomas are accepted by the majority of universities and carry an equivalent UCAS point score to 3 A Level subjects. If university is not for you, the BTEC qualification is also widely acknowledged by the industry as “experience” in the field of Music Technology.

Course content

Topics you may study during this two year course include:

  • Live sound
  • Studio recording, engineering and mastering
  • Music and sound for film and television
  • Remixing
  • Music Theory
  • Performance
  • Studio design and acoustics

Entry requirements

A good Music Technology student will have a passion for music, as well as an interest in the use of computers and other related technology to create and produce music. Performance skills are highly beneficial whether that is playing drums, piano, guitar or even DJ’ing.

Future opportunities

There are a wide range of university courses available to those who complete this course successfully, both at HND and Degree levels; these include courses in Music Technology, Media, Multi Media, Business (Music), Performing Arts and other related subjects.

As an alternative to Higher Education there are many opportunities for employment and self-employment in the music industry; previous students have gone on to work in recording, live sound, DJ’ing, performance and composing music for video games.

Further information

Music Technology students are often asked to help set up and operate the equipment associated with College concerts, productions, performances and other events such as Open Evening. All this is counted as work experience, extra-curricular to the course. Electronic Dance Music Production is also available as an enrichment to the subject, developing your skills in the use of Ableton Live.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King George V College directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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