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Music Technology A Level at Notre Dame Catholic College

Course description

The course is delivered in accordance with the EDEXCEL specification. The specification involves practical work and encourages the cultivation of a wide range of skills. Students will have the opportunity to:

· sequence MIDI
· sequence audio
· record live instruments
· produce CDs
· composing using music technology

Students will have opportunities to build understanding of the technical processes and principles that underpin effective use of music technology.

Course content

Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio 1
TASK 1A: Sequenced Realised Performance
TASK 1B: Multi-track Recording
TASK 1C: Creative Sequenced Arrangement

Unit 2: Listening and Analysing
Students will study the development of popular music styles from 1910 to the present day.

Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2
TASK 3A: Sequenced Integrated Performance
TASK 3B: Multi-track Recording
TASK 3C: Composing using Music Technology

Unit 4: Analysing and Producing
Students will develop their knowledge of music and the principles of music technology through a series of written commentaries, manipulations and production tasks using material given by the examination board.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Notre Dame Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2015

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