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Music Technology AS & A Level at Sir John Deane's College

Course description

Music Technology is the study of music production, including composition and recording techniques. The course will allow you to use the very latest technology in our well-equipped studios and to develop the skills needed to be successful in today’s music industry.

Course content

You will learn the underlying principles of music technology and develop key musical knowledge, such as aural and analytical skills. You’ll also discover the technical processes used to capture sounds and manipulate them to create musical end products.

Gaining a thorough grounding in MIDI sequencing and the use of audio recording techniques as music production tools, alongside learning musical arranging, will enable you to produce a fully mastered CD.

Alongside all this, you’ll have the opportunity to study the techniques used since the earliest recordings of Thomas Edison, the impact of the invention of the microphone and the development of electric amplification.


Both coursework and written examinations count towards your final grade, although the majority of marks are from written examinations.

Financial information

There are opportunities to provide technical support for Sir John Deane’s events and productions which take place both on site and at venues across Cheshire.

Future opportunities

The skills developed during this course can find use in a wide range of careers that may include self employment, sound recording, media music production, composition, radio, television and the film industry, commercial advertising, musical instrument retail, software design, teaching and journalism.

There is an ever increasing number of degree courses at universities and music colleges specialising in music technology that can lead directly to the careers mentioned above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Deane's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
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