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Music Technology A Level at Monks' Dyke Tennyson College

Course description

Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way students feel, think and act. Music forms part of an individual’s identity and positive interaction with music can develop students’ competence as learners and increase their self-esteem. Music brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, music helps students understand themselves, relate to others and develop their cultural understanding, forging important links between home, school and the wider world.

Course content

This course focuses on the development of music technology to the present day. During the course, you will learn how to make advanced use of computer sequences, integrate audio and MIDI, develop audio recording and production techniques and compose and arrange music using technology.

Students begin by using Garage Band software to understand the principles of sequencing, before moving on to Logic and our purpose-built recording studio. Advance level students often find opportunity to work with outside clients here. Modules covered in AS include: Sequencing, Multi-Track Recording and Arranging, plus the Listening and Analysis exam in June of the AS year. Modules covered in A2 include: Sequencing and Integration, Recording and Production, plus the Listening and Analysis exam held in June.

Entry requirements

Students entering the Form who have not attained grade C or above in GCSE English or Mathematics will be required to re-take those subjects in Year 12 to acquire the C or above result.

Future opportunities

From studying both AS and A2 units, students may progress to higher national or degree courses in Music, Sound Engineering or in Media. These courses may help you on your way to a career in the music industry or to a technology/computer orientated career. Previous students have gone on to work in professional sound production and many have been successful on degree courses in Music and/or Music Technology

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks' Dyke Tennyson College directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017

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