Music Technology - Advanced Audio Engineering at Runshaw College
Why should I come to Runshaw to study Music Technology Advanced Audio Engineering?
This is a vocational course designed for competent creative musicians with interests in creating high quality audio recordings.
We have a range of industry standard facilities including a Mac Suite with the most recent Pro Tools software and a recording studio with 2 live rooms and a large control room and a Pro Tools HD system.
The Music department facilities include a suite of six practice rooms containing electric and acoustic pianos. All students get unlimited access to the facilities outside of lesson times.
We also organise a range of extra-curricular music activities including instrumental bands and ensembles, Jazz and Popular Music workshops, concerts and concert tours (both local and international).
In 2018, 80% of students achieved A*-A grades.
What will I study?
You will study:
- Multi track recording in the studio
- Music production using a Digital Audio Workstation
- Creating a finished audio product (Mastering)
- Sound design
- Music technology in performance
- The music producer - listening skills
For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x Grade 5 equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.
For Music Technology specifically, this should include:
- A Grade 5 Practical in an instrument; AND
- A Grade 3 in Music Theory
- OR students will need to pass an audition - this will need to be discussed with the Head of School.
How is the course assessed?
As the course is a single Vocational option within the A Level Programme and is equivalent in point score, on completion of Year 2, to a complete A Level, you will work towards:
- Year 1: Edexcel Certificate in Music Technology (Production)
- Year 2: Edexcel Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology (Production) examination
No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.
What will this course prepare me for?
This course gives you an in-depth knowledge of sound engineering, sound recording, music-production and applies these skills to a range of contemporary scenarios.
This qualification is well respected in the industry and is highly valued for entrance to undergraduate study.
Where are you going?
- Audio Engineer
- Software Developer
- Studio Manager
Which subjects complement this A Level?
Music Technology is considered to be a rigorous and academic course and therefore it fits in well with any combination of A Levels.
For anyone considering a career in music, sound engineering or music production, the following A Levels will be useful:
- Media Studies
- Performing Arts
Our website also contains up to date further information on all courses that we offer. Please visit https://www.runshaw.ac.uk/courses.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.