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Music Technology BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Bath College

Course description

The aim of this course is to provide you with a background in all areas of music technology – music sequencing, sound recording, acoustics, composition and DJing. It is suitable for budding producers, composers, musicians, studio, broadcast and live sound engineers, who utilise music technology. Embedded into this course is an employability programme that will aid your pathway to employment with a particular focus on the production of computer-based music.

Course content

You will be taught by industry professionals with years of experience who will help you develop the skills required to produce music that is good enough for release on the music technology student’s own record label.

Each year we also invite a number of guest lecturers to deliver workshops on music production, music industry and events management. You will visit a range of employers such as Shure Microphones in London, ATC in Stroud, Optimum Mastering in Bristol and RealWorld Studios in Box.

You will also have opportunities of getting real life industry experience through being involved in, organising and performing at a range of gigs in the local area. Our Music Technology students have performed at Timbuk2 and the Arc Festival in Bristol, Moles in Bath, and crewed at several festivals including Love Saves the Day and Latitude.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for this course is four GCSEs at grade C or above including English or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music at distinction level (with at least a merit in all core units), or equivalent, plus a successful interview and audition. Candidates will be asked to respond to a set brief and bring this work with them to the interview.

Only applicants who can demonstrate talent and commitment to their subject and who prove they are capable of collaborating and communicating effectively will be offered places. You must be a competent producer and/or instrumentalist, with an interest in performing, recording and sequencing music.


There will be continuous assessment of coursework.

Future opportunities

Progress on to the Level 4 HNC or FdA Music Production course at Bath College or other music undergraduate courses in at university.
Go on to pursue a career in the music industry, as a performer or producer in a range of areas.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 February 2016

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