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Music Technology Level 3 at Peterborough Regional College

Course description

This course introduces you to a wide range of music technology topics as well as providing you with the opportunity to develop your practical sound engineering and audio technology skills. You will cover topics such as live sound, acoustics, digital audio and sound recording techniques to ensure you leave the course a proficient and skilled music technologist.

Course content

Topics covered include: • Music technology in context • Studio techniques • Live sound • Music technology and musicianship • Creative synthesis and sampling • DJ performance techniques • Commercial music production

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above or other level 2 qualification at Pass.


You will complete a number of assignments, including assessed live work, written projects, recorded and notated compositional work, organisation of events etc. Assessed live work takes place during the day, in the evening and occasionally at weekends. There are also external examinations and assessments.

Financial information

Textbooks and black clothing will be necessary, plus any field trip costs (if applicable). You will also need to provide your own headphones with ¼” Jack adaptors.


Future opportunities

This practical course can be used to go on to further study in production, music technology, sound engineering, theatre sound or television sound production. You could also use this qualification to start your career in music technology moving straight into roles in sound production, media or music production.

Further information

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application. You will also need to attend an audition before starting this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Peterborough Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2017
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