Music & Theatre Production OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma at WALSALL ACADEMY
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.
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
4 GCSEs grade A*-C or equivalent
Grade 4 or better in English
No formal qualifications required in music
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.