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Music Technology & Production BTEC at The Castle School

Course description

This exciting course offers opportunities to develop both practical and theoretical skills to gain a knowledge and understanding of the processes involved in modern music production. The units combine the practical aspects of music technology (recording, computer sequencing, mixing and post-production) alongside theoretical studies of relevant areas of the music industry practice (research, marketing and promotion).

Assessment is 100% portfolio (coursework) based, with no exams but requiring considerable enthusiasm and dedication. Students receive a great deal of ‘hands-on’ learning experience of music making over 6 units - each worth 10 credits and totalling a maximum of 60 for the BTEC National – equivalent to one A Level. They will become familiar with a wide range of techniques and complete their own music recording to a realistic industry brief. They will go on to research a particular area of interest, such as a composer, musician or musical genre.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics. GCSE ICT not essential.

Students need to have an interest in and a practical experience of music making. GCSE or BTEC Music are not required in order to take this course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years