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BTEC Music Technology (Production) at Brooksbank School Sports College (The)

Course description

If you would like to learn how to use recording studio equipment, but do not wish to study Performance, Music Technology is the course for you.

This course is aimed primarily at students who are interested indeveloping practical music technology skills and may be considering a career in the Music industry. Music Technology will compliment any subject and universities often assess a student's commitment and creative skills in this level. Undertaking BTEC Music Technology will also advance your ICT skills.

Course content

During this course you will learn about music, computers and recording euipment, microphones, PA systems, effects and EQ, jazz, rock and dance styles and edit music and sound. You will develop your understanding of recording techniques through recording both pop/rock and electronic pieces and learn how to use music software to recreate music. You will be able to identify genres, instruments, effects and styles and study how popular music has developed.

You must be willing to learn in a 'hands on' practical manner and be able to organise your time effectively. You must also be able to spend additional time experimenting with music technology in the music department.

Entry requirements

In order to follow this level three course you must have at least five GCSE passes at A* - C or equivalent.

To study this course you must have:

  • grade C GCSE English Language
  • plus at least 4 other subjects at GCSE
  • In addition you must have basic keyboard skills or be able to play an instrument.

Please note, we also require students to continue to study GCSE Mathematics until a grade C is achieved.


Year 1: Coursework

  • Pop/Rock recording
  • Sequenced Realised Performance
  • Creative Sequenced Arrangement

Year 2: Coursework

  • Sequenced Integrated Performance
  • Multi-track recording
  • Composition using music technology


Financial information

Sixth Form Bursary

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is available at Brooksbank School to help support those young people who face the greatest barriers in continuing their education to Post-16. All applications are welcome and must meet certain eligibility criteria, details of which can be found on the main school website.

Future opportunities

 Music Technology is a flexible course which can be adapted to suit your strengths. It combines well with most other subjects and complements Performance Studies, Science and ICT as the skills required are transferable. It could lead onto higher education to study Music related courses or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into careers in teaching, recording, performing and composition as well as the media and business sectors.However, if you are thinking of entering the job market, the many skills gained whilst studying this course are highly regarded by most employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brooksbank School Sports College (The) directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years