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Music Technology A Level at Arnold Hill Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

Music Technology plays a key role in music across the world. This course involves practical work and encourages the cultivation of a wide range of skills. Students, including those who do not play a traditional instrument, are encouraged to explore their musicality and create original materials using technology. Students will have the opportunity to sequence MIDI and audio, record live instruments, produce CDs and compose using Music Technology. They will also build an understanding of the technical processes and principles that underpin effective use of Music Technology.

What support and enrichment will I get?

Professional quality recording studio with large live room and 5 practice rooms all linked to the control room; 6 macs running Logic; wide range of school ensembles, events and productions for students to become involved in throughout the year.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard entry requirements for the Sixth Form, students should have studied GCSE Music at Key Stage 4 and achieved a grade B or better. It is also recommended that students have achieved a Grade 6 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths as well as a Grade B in a Science Qualification.

Future opportunities

Music technology is an ever changing field of study and there are now several well established degree level courses at a range of prominent UK and international universities. The skills gained studying this subject will prepare you well for a career or further study in an exciting and vibrant area of the creative industries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Arnold Hill Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years