Music Technology BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3 at City of Wolverhampton College
During this course you will study:
- Music production techniques
- Keyboard skills
- Sound recording techniques
- The sound and music industry
- 24-track analogue/digital mixing
- Sound design
- Live sound and concert management and production
- Signal routing
- Recording studio production
- Digital sound techniques/sound fx
- Analogue/digital recording and editing
- Microphone types and applications
- Recording bands/musicians
- Music and Audio theory
- Production project
Want to learn cutting edge skills in music technology recording, sequencing and live sound?
Our Level 3 90 Credit / Extended Diploma in Music Technology is taught by highly experienced tutors, who will teach you in industry standard recording studios, computer suites and at the superb Slade Rooms live venue in the city centre.
You will begin your first year of study on the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma and then once successfully completed you will progress to your second year on the Level 3 Extended Diploma, which is equivalent to three A Levels. The course specifically features skills in sequencing using software packages to compose, edit and mix music and soundtracks, the music industry, researching and exploring areas of the industry such as record labels, recording studios, live performances and the jobs associated with these, sound recording and learning how to set up and operate equipment in the college’s newly refurbished professional standard recording studios for the capture and processing of sound. Grading is through regular assessment of coursework and practical work, as well as portfolio building.
You will train in our dedicated recording and music computer suite facilities which include three dedicated recording studios, two performance rooms, a mastering suite and a dedicated computer suite. All tutors are active within the industry and have a wealth of knowledge and experience to call upon enabling you the best opportunity to progress in your chosen career.
To access this course you are required to have:
- Four or more GCSEs at Grade C or above including English or maths (specified which for some courses)
- You will also have an interview
The course is project/assignment based and assessment is continuous throughout the year both in lessons, set work and through observations. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a final grade of pass, merit or distinction. Some units may be subject to external assessment.
The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:
- Pursue a career in sound engineering, sound recording, events management, marketing and promotion, technician or as a freelancer in the industry
- Progress on to our Foundation Degree in Creative Music production, HND in Live Sound and Events, a university degree or employment
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.