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Music Technology Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Bridgwater College

Course description

This course is suitable for students with a keen interest in the technology that underlies modern music creation and multimedia art forms. Students should have a willingness to extend their musical horizons as well as a determination to develop specialist areas of interest.

Course content

This advanced course in music technology allows you to study all aspects of the industry. In year two of the course students are encouraged to specialise in areas of performance which interest them.

You will study at least 18 units (modules), which, on successful completion will give you a qualification the equivalent of three A levels.

Core units
  • Listening Skills for Music Technologists
  • Music Production Techniques
  • Planning and Delivering a Music Product
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques
  • The Sound and Music Industry
Specialist units
  • Acoustics for Musicians
  • Audio Engineering Principles
  • Concert Production and Staging
  • Music Events Management
  • Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry
  • Music and Sound for the Music Image
  • Sound Creation and Manipulation
  • The Functional Music Keyboard
  • Special Subject Investigation
  • Music Technology in Performance.
  • Live Sound & DJ Performance Techniques

Entry requirements

At least five GCSEs grades A*- C or a relevant level 2 qualification. Entry is also subject to a successful interview.


  • Assessment is by coursework based on assignments set in each unit
  • Assignments will involve: technology projects, individual research, group work and project work

At Bridgwater College, a structured and demanding schedule of study is combined with a monitoring process which sets achievement targets which are challenging but realistic.

Future opportunities

Every year Extended Diploma Music Technology students progress to some of the best known universities for music technology in the country. 

We now offer an HND course in Music Production, which can be 'topped up' to a full degree a a wide range of different universities

Music technology students are also accepted on education courses and a range of other courses.

Employment in the entertainment or recording industries at technician or trainee management level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2016

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