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Music Technology Advanced BTEC Diploma at Derby College

Course description

This course aims to provide a broad skills base for progression to the Extended Diploma in Music Technology.  The main focus is music production, underpinned by associated theoretical and technical skills alongside professional development in relation to the music industry.

If you do not have GCSE Maths at grades A*-C, you will also develop your skills in maths.  This will support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills.

Course content

Units studied will include:

  • Music Production Techniques
  • The Sound and Music Industry
  • Acoustics for Musicians
  • Audio Engineering Principles
  • Arranging Music
  • Concert Production and Staging
  • Listening Skills for Music Technologists
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques
  • The Functional Music Keyboard
  • Maths (if necessary)

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language. Alternatively you may have a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction, along with GCSE English Language at grade A*-C.  You will also need to provide evidence of some experience in music technology.


Assessment is 100% via coursework through practical and theoretical-based assignments.

Learners studying maths will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2016

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