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BTEC Music & Music Technology Level 3 at All Saints' Academy

Course description

Music technology is the application of technology to the musical arts. It involves the use of sequencers and editing software, recording equipment and electronic musical devices. Musical technology is constantly evolving which makes it in interesting and exciting field of study. The course encompasses the composition, recording, and playback of music, touching on the management of live performance and the production of various sounds. In the second year of study students are given an opportunity to choose an area of study to carry out an extended piece of research and are given a thorough understanding of the music industry, contracts and business plans.

Course content

The Certificate is a one year course which comprises of three units of work:
Unit 1 – Acoustics for Musicians
Unit 25- Music Production Techniques
Unit 32- Sequencing Systems and techniques
The Subsidiary Diploma extends the Certificate with the completion of three further units of study :
Unit 39 – The Sound and Music Industry
Unit 37 – The Functional Music Keyboard
Unit 43 – Special Subject Investigation

Entry requirements

BTEC Level 2 in Music/Performing Arts/Creative media: preferably a merit or distinction or GCSE music.
5 GCSEs A*-C including 5's inEnglish and Maths. Where students do not have these qualifications they will need to undertake an interview



Assessment is all coursework based and is based on the completion of a portfolio of evidence about tasks and assignments set in class.

Future opportunities

BTEC Level 3 Music can lead to specific careers in broadcasting, sound engineering, composing, production and arts administration. It also develops communication skills, problem solving ability and creativity which are necessary in many careers.
There is also the opportunity for work experience with a professional orchestra and professional musicans recording and producing tracks for albums and for website use.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact All Saints' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years