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Music Technology at Bishop Justus Church of England School

Course description

Students will be studying the main aspects of using music technology: sequencing, composing and listening/analysing. Students will learn the skills required to produce accomplished musical performances in a range of musical styles using sequencing software in a professional standard recording studio. Students will also learn the skills required to make high-quality recordings of a range of musical performances. Composition requires students to complete a piece of music based on improvisation and arranging existing popular music and jazz. Listening and analysis is where students demonstrate their ability to listen to unfamiliar music related to the development of music technology and popular music and jazz, and to analyse musical, technical and stylistic features.

Entry requirements

Basic notation reading skills.

Assessment

Practical work (AS): Sequencing, Recording and Arranging 60% (AS 30% (A2), Coursework + 1.5hr structured commentary (logbook)

Written work (AS): Listening and analysing Part I 40% (AS) 20% (A2) (2hr written examination)

Practical work (A2): Sequencing, recording and producing (coursework) 70%

Written work (A2): Listening and analysing Part II 30% (2hr written examination)

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Music Technology, which could lead onto higher education to study Music related courses or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Music such as a Music Composer, Musician, Sound Technician or you may wish to use your music ability for recreational purposes. You could also go straight into a job as the AS/A2 GCE is a recognised qualification that will provide you with the skills, understanding and knowledge to access a music related career or seek employment in lots of other industries. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Music Technology, which could lead onto higher education to study Music related courses or more general higher education courses.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, speak to Mentors, Subject Leaders, Connexions Personal Adviser or careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Justus Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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