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Music Technology AS and A Level at The Oxford Academy

Course description

As a student of AS/A Level Music Technology you will study a range of skills relating to music production, including: live performance, ensemble recording and audio & MIDI sequencing.

Throughout the course you will work on developing your compositional skills and your understanding for how popular music recordings are put together and produced.

Course content

As part of the assessment you will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence showing your ability to perform, create multi-tracked recordings and create sequenced arrangements using a variety of equipment.

The second part of the assessment is a listening and analysing exam.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C including English and Maths level 5; minimum grade B in GCSE Music and Grade 5 in one or more musical instruments.

Future opportunities

There are also opportunities for further study in Music Technology at a range of specialist universities on courses such as:

  •  Music
  •  Music production 
  • Audio production 
  • Commercial Music 
  • Music and Audio Technology

Through the study of Music Technology you will be able to move into a number of different careers including:

  • Music Therapist 
  • Music Teacher 
  • Sound technician in broadcasting film or video 
  • Radio broadcast assistant 
  • Radio producer 
  • Community arts worker

Another course that might interest you is Level 3 Performing Arts.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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