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Music Technology A2 at Charles Darwin School

Course description

The course is made up of two units: Music Technology Portfolio 2 and Analysing and Producing. Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2. Unit 3 builds on skills acquired in Unit 1 and extends these to include a composition task. Students must complete three tasks: Task 3A Sequenced Integrated Performance; Task 3B Multi-track Recording; Task 3C Composing using Music Technology. Students will also submit a logbook which will provide information on the resources used in each task. Unit 4: Analysing & Producing. Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of music and the principles of music technology through a series of written commentaries, manipulations and production tasks using material provided on an examination paper and recorded on an audio CD. The examination will test students' musical understanding and their ability to write commentaries on technological processes. They will also be tested on their ability to produce a balanced stereo mix.

Entry requirements

AS Music technology at A-E

Future opportunities

Careers in: recording studio work, radio, sound engineering, music performance, music teaching, music administration, music therapy and many other branches of the music industry.Students who study music technology regularly go on to study at university, having developed excellent team working skills and communication skills during the course. Time management skills are particularly developed in this course.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charles Darwin School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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