Accessibility links

Music Technology AS / A Level at Budmouth College

Course description

The aims of this qualification are to enable students to understand the principles of sound and audio technology and how they are used in creative and professional practice. You will understand a wide range of recording and production techniques and how they are used in practice for both corrective and creative purposes.

Course content

Area of Study 1: Recording and production techniques for both corrective and creative purposes

Area of Study 2: Principles of sound and audio technology.

Area of Study 3: The development of recording and production technology


Teacher led and student practical activity: seminar; discussion; practical tasks; peer assessment; independent research; individual tutorials; outside workshops; studio time for recording and engineering.

Entry requirements

A proven musical knowledge; preferred C in Music GCSE.


Component 1: Recording Non-examined assessment 20%

Component 2: Technologybased composition Nonexamined assessment 20%

Component 3: Listening and analysing: Written examination 25%

Component 4: Producing and analysing: Written and practical examination 35%

Future opportunities

What could you be?

Sound Engineer; Audio Technician; Performer; Teacher; Composer; Arranger; Researcher; Administrator; Education; Music Editor; Media.

Where could you go?

BIMM; Southampton; Performance Conservatoires: Royal School of Music; Cardiff; BBC and Sky Arts Team.

Recent student destinations:

BIMM; Falmouth; Plymouth; Bournemouth.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2016

Key information