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Music Technology National Extended Diploma Level 3 at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for anyone who would like to enhance their musical performance skills and widen their knowledge of a range of areas in music.

Course content

During this course you will study a variety of topics such as:

  • Listening Skills for Music Technologists
  • Music Production Techniques
  • Planning and Delivering a Music Product
  • Acoustics for Musicians
  • Audio Engineering Principles
  • Composing Music
  • Concert Production and Staging
  • Music Events Management
  • The Music Freelance World
  • Marketing and Promotion in the Music Industry


Entry requirements

You will need at least four GCSEs at grade C or above.


You will be continuously assessed throughout the course by:

  • Live and Studio-based Projects
  • Presentations
  • Portfolios
  • Written Investigations
  • Workshop Sessions and Performances
  • Evaluations/Rehearsal Logs


Future opportunities

After successfully completing this course you could progress onto university or seek employment within the music industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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