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Music Technology - A Level at Backwell School

Course description

This course teaches you the theory and practice of Music Technology today. This will be approached through three areas of study. These are:

· Recording and production techniques for both corrective and creative purposes

· Principles of sound and audio technology

· The development of recording and production technology

Through these areas of study you will learn how to:

§ produce performances using sequencing software in a range of musical styles

§ develop the skills required to make high quality digital recordings

§ learn how to compose and arrange using music technology

§ develop your knowledge of the principles and development of music technology

§ learn how to control and interpret data

Entry requirements

A pass at GCSE Music is preferred but not essential. It is also important that you have an understanding of music notation. You will also need to be able to play or have a good grounding in at least one instrument.

Future opportunities

This course would be excellent grounding for various Music Technology further education courses, from creative to technical. It would also be useful for going on to a ‘straight’ music course in conjunction with Music A level. In the past students have also gone on to study Computer Programming and other ICT/Technology courses.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September