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Music Technology - Btec Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 at Alexandra Park School

Course description

Studying BTEC Music Technology requires a passion for music and a strong interest in the way music technology is used to create, record, mix and edit music. The course is a vocational qualification and largely practical although students also learn about the ‘science’ behind music technology, the physics of sound and how science and technology combine in the world of the recording studio. They will be required to compose music using music technology as well as recording musicians and bands and mixing/editing recordings. They will also further their understanding of the many roles available within the music industry, particularly in production, sound engineering and live event sound production .

Course content

The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology is a two-year course consisting of one mandatory unit, one or two specialist units, and up to four optional further areas of study (a total of 6 units). The units listed are a sample and may change slightly in September. This course takes place in one option block and is broadly equivalent to one A level. Alternatively, students can study the course for one year only and gain a BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Music Technology (Production) which is broadly equivalent to AS Level. It could be studied alongside the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music or A Level Music.

Entry requirements

It is preferable to have some music skills on an instrument and you may have studied GCSE/BTEC Level 2 Music. However, the most important thing is to have an interest in recording and producing music.


Unit 25 Mandatory - Production Techniques

Unit 32 Specialist - Sequencing Systems & Techniques

Unit 35 - Specialist - Sound Creation & Manipulation

Unit 26 - Optional - Music Technoloy in Performance

Future opportunities

The course can lead to further study on music production and sound engineering degree courses, multi-media courses and career opportunities in areas such as live sound/ theatre technician or web-based music production.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alexandra Park School directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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    • Alexandra Park School is a thriving and dynamic school which boasts excellent examination results and an outstanding curriculum experience in both the main school and the sixth form. The school is situated on a beautiful five-acre site adjacent to Durnsford Park within sight of Alexandra Palace. The school was opened in 1999 with the aim of creating a great comprehensive school at the heart of the community. We have become that great local school offering top-class education alongside a wealth of opportunities.