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Music Technology Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Oakgrove School

Course description

This is an A-Level course in Music Technology, consisting of 6 modules.

Course content

MUSPRA 369: Digital Recording and Production (15 credits)

You are required to plan and implement a studio recording session effectively and mix using a digital audio workstation. You have to produce a finished professional standard recording complete with a session log and photo diary evidencing the processes you used. On completion you will write a final report detailing the overall effectiveness of your work.

MUSPRA 389: Music Promotion and Event Management (15 credits)

You are required to plan, promote and manage a musical event. You will look at various aspects of the work involved for this part of the industry including health a safety requirements, venue costings, marketing methods and equipment requirements. You will then set up the sound required for the event and manage the event. After your event you will produce a report evaluating your performance and areas for development.

MUSPRA 316: Understanding Musical Styles (5 credits) 

You will analyse the origin of musical styles through research. You are required to compare and contrast the evolution of two distinct musical styles of your choice.

MUSPRA 388: Live Sound Recording and Sound Reinforcement (30 credits)

This unit will incorporate skills learned in the two 15 credit units in year 12. You will plan, set up and record a live event while following all the processes learnt in your event management unit regarding health and safety. This will be more intense as the mixing is completed in a live setting with no opportunity for mixing after the event.

MUSPRA 320 Music Dissertation (15 credits)

You will produce a structured dissertation report which will set out reasoned, objective arguments in response to a music related question.

MUSPRA 375: Radio Podcast Production (10 credits)

You will produce the rationale for and create a 1 hour radio show including specific elements. You will then evaluate the successfulness of your show upon completion.


Year 12: 3 Units completed across the year totalling 35 credits. All units will be internally assessed.

Year 13: 3 Units completed across the year totalling 55 credits. 2 units will be assessed internally with the large 30 credit unit assessed externally by RSL. Completion over the 2 years awards the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma qualification.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years