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BTEC in Music Technology (level 3) Subsidiary Diploma at Godalming College

Course description

The BTEC Music Technology course introduces students to some of the skills and techniques required by the studio musician, whether as a composer, producer or sound engineer. The course centres on the use of recording equipment and music software and is very practical .

Students are encouraged to gain an understanding of the historical impact of music technology on recording, and to listen to a range of contemporary music, recognising and assessing how musicians use music technology in today’s world. The course is also supported by visiting performers, workshops and external visits.

This qualification is a two-year course during which you will undertake six units in Music Technology, covering such subjects as setting up and capturing recordings, live sound engineering, composing, using software instruments and audio files, listening and analysing sound, and creating sound and music for the moving image.

This vocational qualification links directly to current practice in today’s music industry.

Course assessment: All units are internally assessed through many practical projects and some written assignments. Grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* are awarded which are equivalent to A levels for the purpose of university entrance. Continuous coursework assessment throughout the year.

Entry requirements

Grade C in English Language. It is expected that students will be proficient on at least one instrument and/or vocals.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years