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Music & Theatre Production OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma at WALSALL ACADEMY

Course description

Intended for enthusiastic and creative students with an interest in both recording and mixing, the music technology and production course explores the use of technology through creative approaches to audio, composition and wider digital media. Whilst studying music technology and production you will explore Live Mixing, Stage Sound and Lighting Operations and Recording and Sequencing Techniques through the use of Pro Tools software. On taking this course you will be expected to take on the role of a sound technician during school performances and musicals as part of the requirements for the course.

We expect all students to demonstrate a high level of motivation and have the capacity for hard work. Sixth Form work is demanding and students are expected to take increased responsibility for their own learning through supported self-study courses. Excellent attendance is vital if students are to benefit from the course.

Course content

The music department offer a wide and varied programme of extra-curricular activities including a studio recording, large-scale annual musical production, choirs, rock club, percussion group, Motown band and instrumental ensembles. The department has also run projects with the Staffordshire University, Welsh National Opera, the Royal Opera House , the Royal Albert Hall and Wolverhampton University, as well as with local Primary Schools. Students are encouraged to get involved and there are a high number of public performances throughout the year. Students will also have the opportunity to attend various educational visits, including the Cavern club in Liverpool, London’s West End and workshops at local universities.

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma in Music/Theatre Production

Unit 1 - Prepare to work in the Performing Arts Sector

Unit 2 - Proposal for a Commissioning Brief

Unit 3 - Influential Performance Practice

Unit 18 - Production and Stage Management Process

Unit 19 - Stage Lighting Design and Operation

Unit 20 - Stage Sound Design and Operation

Unit 22 - Set Design and Realisation

Unit 30 - Produce Music using Technology


OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in Music/Theatre Production

In addition to the units listed above:

Unit 4 - Combined Arts

Unit 21 - Character Design and Realisation

Unit 28 - Songwriting

Unit 31 - Technical Management

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*-C or equivalent

Grade 4 or better in English

No formal qualifications required in music

Future opportunities

Students  that study Music Technology and production are ableto go onto a range of destinations after sixth form such as: study a BA/ BSc Honours degree in Creative  Music  Technology  or  participating  in  the  UK  Music’s  Apprenticeships  Scheme  where students are offered a broad range of apprenticeships that fit with the music industry from studio apprenticeships, live events and promotion, music business and creative and digital media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact WALSALL ACADEMY directly.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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