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Music Technology AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School

Course description

Course overview

Music Technology A Level will develop your skills in

sequencing, multi-track recording, composing, arranging,

sound editing and listening. The course is weighted

towards coursework so you will need to be self-motivated

and have good time management skills. The department

is fully equipped with a suite of 14 Imacs running Logic

9 and a Mac Pro based studio. It should be noted

that there is no performing element to this course.

Course content

You can expect to:

• Accurately sequence existing music using ‘Logic 9’.

• Compose and arrange in a variety of popular music

styles.

• Record a band using multi-track recording techniques.

• Study the history of pop music and the history of

music technology.

• Edit and manipulate audio using ‘Logic’ in exam

conditions.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Music or a distinction in Level

2 BTEC Music Technology or Grade 5 on an instrument.

Assessment

70% coursework, 30% exam.

Future opportunities

Where does it lead?

Music Technology can lead to careers in and relating

to the music business such as live sound, studio

engineering, record production, performance, composing

and programming. The course also has transferable

skills that could be utilised in careers involving

electronics, event management and music marketing.

Further information

Other useful information

This is a music technology qualification not a sound

engineering course. Potential students should have an

interest/experience in both music and technology to

be successful. If in doubt about your suitability for this

course please contact Mr Watson in the music

department. Students will be encouraged to become

involved in the wider life of the music department,

especially with live sound mixing and concert recording/

editing.

Students’ views …

“Great facilities, great teaching and no reason not to do

well.”

“Interesting subject matter, challenging and exciting.”

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.

Last updated date: 19 November 2015
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