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Music Technology - Level 3 Extended Diploma Music Technology at Calderdale College

Course description

A two year course that explores the ways in which modern technology can be used to create and produce music.

You can study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:

Course content

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding on the skills necessary to work in music production and computer composition. It is based on a combination of practical work and theoretical understanding. The main focus of the course is on using technology for the creation, production and presentation of music. The second year is substantially based in the new recording studio.In support of this full time course all learners will be offered the opportunity to undertake essential skills study appropriate to their individual needs. Key skills in communication, IT and number will be delivered as part of the course modules. All students are support by a system of individual and group tutorials.

Software packages include:

  •  Logic
  • Protools
  • Ableton
  • Sibelius
  • Native Instruments Komplete

The course also looks into how a modern studio operates and the techniques used by professional studio engineers

Entry requirements

An advanced course suitable for those with at least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C  to include English or Maths or a relevant level 2 qualification such as BTEC First Diploma, GNVQ Intermediate, NVQ Level 2 or equivalent/relevant work experience.  Candidates should be computer literate.


Continuous practical & acadmic assessment to suit your needs.

Financial information

In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived.  Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.

Future opportunities

BTEC Diplomas are valued by employers and Higher Education. You can go on to do a degree or an HND in subjects such as music, popular music, music technology or music production. Employment opportunities include: Sound Recording Engineer, Session Musician, Performer, Song Writer, Live Sound Engineer, Music producer and Events Management.

Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

 or click on the link to apply online

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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