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Music Technology BTEC at Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

If you’ve ever wanted to record and produce music, this is for you!
Music technology plays a key role in music across the world in contemporary music - the roles of producer and sound engineer are as important as performance, and in current music are becoming more important - often the producer or DJ is listed as the artist and the singer described as ‘featuring’.

This qualification (the only Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced level GCE in Music Technology) is designed to open up a range of exciting and practical tasks to a wide range of students, and to encourage students to learn about the subject. Students, including those who do not play a traditional instrument, are encouraged to explore their musicality and create original tracks and recreate and edit existing tracks using technology.
Students work in our recording studio, use Sonar sequencing software and a range of effects packages to produce recordings and sequenced performances.

This is a music industry-led course with ‘real’ recording and sequencing tasks which every producer and sound engineer will encounter. Current students are finding the practical nature of the tasks enjoyable and are taking pride in producing their own sequenced performances and recordings, as well as developing their listening to appreciate the music technology in the music they listen to, including recording and mixing techniques.

Entry requirements

The course is designed to appeal to musicians without a performance background - performance on instrument/voice are not assessed, though as recording instruments and voices are assessed, it is beneficial to have experience of singing or playing. A discriminating ear and well-developed understanding and appreciation of a wide range of music is important.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years