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Music Technology Level 3 Extended Diploma at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

Course description

Whether a singer, songwriter, performer, producer, sound engineer, this course is designed to help you take the first step toward a career in the music industry. We are the only college in the country to have access to the famous Rockfield Studios (where bands such as Queen, Iggy Pop and Oasis have recorded) and to offer the unique opportunity of master classes with world- class engineers and producers as well as the opportunity to spend 2 days recording there. The music industry is constantly adapting and evolving, along with the ways that we produce and consume music. This course is designed to give you a solid grounding in the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you will need to succeed in this exciting industry.

Course content

Some topics you will study include:

You will study in state-of-the-art editing suites and a purpose-built recording studio designed and equipped to meet industry standards and boasting a range of high-quality audio equipment, rehearsal and recording facilities with three editing suites offering IMacs, logic pro X and other production software programmes.

  • Music production and mastering
  • Music theory
  • Composition
  • Performance skills
  • The music business.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 (grade C) or above (ideally to include English and Maths) or an alternative Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject.


Through a series of modules, requiring you to undertake practical projects in different areas of music technology. The emphasis of the course will be on your ability to apply the theory and techniques of music technology to your own project work.

Future opportunities

Some students progress on to BA Hons Degrees at a range of universities, while others take up apprenticeships and internships within the creative industries.

There are many different opportunities within the music industry. Many of our students progress to obtain recording contracts, become booking agents or go into artist management. Live performer, session musician, studio engineer, stage crew, events promotion.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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