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Music Technology at Plume College

Course description

This course is designed to open up a range of exciting and useful tasks to a wide candidature, and to encourage students to learn about the subject. Students, including those who do not play a traditional instrument, are encouraged to explore their musicality and create original materials using technology.

Programme of Study – AS Level
Unit 1: Music Technology Portfolio 1 – a portfolio of MIDI sequencing and multi-track recording tasks, and a logbook providing information on the resources used in each task
Unit 2: Listening and Analysing – a listening examination to assess students’ understanding of the development of popular music styles from 1910 through to the present day

Programme of Study – A2 Level
Unit 3: Music Technology Portfolio 2 – a portfolio of three tasks; creating a backing track with live audio tracks, a multi-track recording and a composition of a brief set by the examining board, and a logbook providing information on the resources used in each task
Unit 4: Analysing and Producing – an examination to assess the students’ musical understanding, their ability to manipulate and correct recorded music and their ability to write commentaries on technological processes, and their ability to produce a balanced stereo mix

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in Music. There will be a pre-course task as part of the Guidance Discussion/audition process. Students must successfully complete an audition.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years