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Music Technology A Level at Matravers School

Course description

If you are:

  •  keen to create and record music
  •  interested in how popular musical style has evolved over the last 100 years
  •  someone who enjoys listening to music in a conscious and intelligent way
  •  fascinated in the development of music technology Music Technology

...then A Level Music Technology is the course for you! This is where you can experiment with recording equipment and computer technology, arrange and compose music and learn about popular music, from rock’n’roll to reggae, heavy rock to hip hop. Music Technology plays a key role in music across the globe. The A Level course is designed to open up a range of exciting and useful skills and offers students from a range of different musical backgrounds the opportunity to explore their musicality and create original music using technology.

Course content

The A Level Music Technology course covers three areas of study:

The Principles and Practice of Music Technology

This area of study involves the study & practice of MIDI sequencing and multi-track recording, using equipment and technical processes to capture sounds and manipulate them to produce musical results.

Popular Music Styles since 1910

The Study of Popular Music – including jazz, pop and rock. Students learn about the main musical and cultural characteristics of the major styles and trends of the past 100 years – from Ragtime and Dixieland Jazz through to recent developments in Club Music and Electronica.

The Development of Technology-based Music

The aim of this area of study is to help students understand more about the development and influence of technology on music since 1910. Study includes instruments involving technology, recording practice, and developments in contemporary art music.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 January 2017

Key information

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