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Music Technology BTEC Level 3 at The Oxford Academy

Course description

This Level 3 Music Technology full time course, equivalent to three A Levels over the two years, offers students the opportunity to study a wide range of exciting topics associated with music technology.

Some of the themes that you will enjoy include music production techniques, audio engineering principles and acoustic. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your creative ICT skills through the use of the high spec music technology equipment at The Oxford Academy.

Other themes include:

  •  Planning and delivering a music project
  •  Sound for a moving image
  •  Sound creation and manipulation
  •  Sound sequencing
  •  Live sound techniques

Course content

There are a number of potential careers leading from a National Extended Diploma in Music Technology:

  •  Production management assistant
  •  Live sound engineer technician
  •  Recording equipment industry
  •  Working with record companies
  •  Studio technician
  •  Interactive multimedia

Entry requirements

5 A*-D GCSE including English and Maths level 4 and grade C in GCSE Music

Future opportunities

There are also opportunities for further study in any of these fields, which could lead to more advanced careers in Music Technology. For example working as a producer or creative leader in any studio, film, television, or radio recording project; working with recording acts and record labels to produce records; or working with composers to produce sound recordings for film, TV and other forms of multimedia.

Other courses that might interest you are A Level Maths, English Language or English Literature.

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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