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BTEC Music Technology at JCoSS

Course description

Music technology Production will give you the skills needed to produce industry standard recordings, using a range of software. You will learn recording, sequencing and mastering techniques, alongside marketing and promotion of your ideas through creative practical assignments.
The Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology (Production) is a qualification that is equivalent to one A Level and consists of one mandatory unit, one specialist unit and four other units.

Course content

Mandatory unit: Music Production Techniques

Students will develop their understanding of manufacturers’ specifications for a range of audio recording equipment, be able to set up the equipment required for a recording session, be able to capture audio sources using multitrack recording techniques and be able to mix multitrack recordings.

Specialist Unit: Sequencing Systems and Techniques

Students will be able to set up a computer and peripheral MIDI hardware safely, realise musical ideas using MIDI sequencing and audio sequencing skills and they will gain an understanding of the terminology associated with music sequencing techniques.

Potential other units:

Delivering a Music Product

Listening Skills for Music Technologists

Live Sound Techniques

The Music Freelance World

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the course, students need at least a C grade in GCSE Music.


There are four practical assignments for each unit. Students are given a pass, merit or distinction grade.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015
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