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Music Technology A level at Woking College

Course description

In the first year, you will develop extensive recording techniques, sequencing and arranging skills and you work towards a listening exam by studying popular music and associated technology. The second year continues the in-depth study of recording, sequencing and production and introduces composition using music technology. There is also a final written exam, which will test your musical understanding and your ability to correct recorded music and write about technological processes.

Course content

Component 1 - Coursework: Music Technology Portfolio 1 (35%)

  • Section A: Sequenced Realised Performance.
  • Section B: Multi-track Recording.
  • Section C: Creative Sequenced Arrangement.
  • Section D: Logbook and assessed questions.

Component 2 - Examination: Listening & Analysing (1 hour, 45 minutes - 15%)

  • Section A: Aural perception of musical characteristics and features in given extracts.
  • Section B: Long answer questions on special focus styles.

Component 3 - Coursework: Music Technology Portfolio 2 (30%)

  • Section A: Sequenced Integrated Performance.
  • Section B: Multi-track Recording.
  • Section C: Composing using Music Technology.
  • Section D: Logbook.

Component 4 - Examination: Analysing & Producing (2 hours - 20%)

  • Section A: Musical understanding, manipulating recorded music and commentary writing on technological processes.
  • Section B: Practical test involving the production of a balanced stereo mix.

Entry requirements

Five A*- C grades (or equivalent 4+).

Grade C or above in Music and grade 4+ in English Language is desirable but not essential.

You must be at least grade 3 standard on your instrument/voice and grade 3 standard in music theory. It is essential that you can read written music fluently.

Assessment

Coursework = 65% , Examination = 35%

Future opportunities

Career opportunities include sound engineering, music production, composing for film and media, teaching and entry into aspects of the world of film, media and theatre. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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