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Music Technology BTEC National Diploma Level 3 at The Corsham School

Course description

A BTEC level 3 Diploma is a practical, work related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Whilst it is good for you to have some knowledge of music it is not necessary for you to have completed GCSEs in Music or Music Technology before you start this course. When you have finished your course you will be able to look for employment or go on to further study in higher education.

Course content

All students will undertake five core units:

  • Live Sound 
  • Studio Recording Techniques
  • Music and Sound for Media
  • Music Technology in Context
  • DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) Production

All students will also choose five units to  study from the following options:

  • Creative Synthesis and Sampling
  • Remixing and Reworking
  • Music Technology in Performance
  • Mixing and Mastering Techniques
  • Music Investigation
  • Music Technology and Musicianship
  • Working and Developing as a Production Team


All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. Some assignments are set and marked by teachers in school and some are set and marked by the exam board Edexcel. There is a balance between practical and written theoretical/research work.

Future opportunities

A BTEC in Music Technology is valued by both employers and higher education establishments. Students can go into careers such as Music Management, Teaching, Performance and Production. If you do decide to go to university or college you could take a degree or a BTEC Higher National in subjects such as Music, Popular Music or Music Technology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Corsham School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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