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Music Technology at Mark Rutherford School

Course description

Music technology plays a key role in music across the world. This qualification is designed to open up a range of exciting and useful tasks, and to encourage students to learn about the application of technologies to the composition and production of music. Students, including those who do not play a traditional instrument, are encouraged to explore their musicality and create original materials using technology.

This course is a blanace of practical tasks, and is complemented with areas of study that help the students develop skills in t he analysis of musical production styles, alongside the techniques needed to produce contemporary music.

Course content

Aims of the Course :

  • Understand the principles of sound and audio technology and how they are used in creative and professional practice
  • Understand a wide range of recording and production techniques and how they are used in practice for both corrective and creative purposes
  • Develop recording skills to demonstrate an understanding of sound and its capture
  • Develop the skills to create and manipulate sound in imaginative and creative ways
  • Develop skills in critical and analytical listening to evaluate the use of sound and audio technology in students’ own and others’ work
  • Develop an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the use of technology in the creation, performance and production of music
  • Prepare students for further academic or vocational study of music technology and related creative areas.

Entry requirements

In addition to minimum two - year cou rse entry requirements, students should have an interest in music technology and a good knowledge of music, preferably to GCSE standard. This will give students the knowledge required for the types of music covered in the course. Students will be require d to read music to a competent level and should be willing to learn if not already able to do so.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mark Rutherford School directly.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

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