Music Technology: Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at NESCOT
This BTEC National Diploma is a practical course where you will learn about the production processes in the music industry.
You will develop the skills you need to start a career by completing assignments that are based on real work situations. You will learn how to use computer music systems, synthesisers & samplers & develop skills in recording, post production techniques and operating live sound systems.
The course is made up of 18 units. You will also study key skills communication (English).
Examples of units studied are:
- Sequencing Systems & Techniques
- Sound Creation & Manipulation
- The Sound & Music Industry
- Sound Recording Techniques
- The Functional Music Keyboard
- Soundtrack Production for TV and Film.
Many of the tutors are Working Musicians or with specialist knowledge. We have a dedicated sound Recording Studio within our Media Suite.
Four GCSEs at grade C or above including English, or Level 2 at Merit plus English.
You may want to progress to a specialist Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music or Media if you get Merit grade at the end of this qualification. Alternatively, you may progress into work, such as in music shops, or seek work as a music performer, session player, or in the recording industry.
Potential career routes in the Music industry:
- Backstage crew
- Box office staff
- Licensing and royalty collection
- Lighting designer
- Music manager/director
- Music teacher
- Performer, recording artist
- Producer (live events)
- Producer-engineer (music)
- Production manager
- Record label manager
- Record retail manager
- Recording industry producer
- Singing coach
- Sound engineer
- Sound technician
- Studio management
- Tour manager
A range of visits will be arranged and will cost in total for the year approx. £20.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NESCOT directly.