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Music Technology A Level at East Sussex College

Course description

This Music Technology A Level course explores the technical behind the scenes work of the pop music world. On this course you will learn how to record pop music including live multi-tracking and how to produce your own sequenced arrangement of a well-known song. You will also study pop and jazz styles since 1910. Music technology is taught on classroom computers using Logic Pro. We also have two recording studios here at the Performing Arts Centre in Lewes. You will receive mentoring from professionals currently working in the industry.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4 and be able to play an instrument or sing.


As coursework, you will sequence a well-know pop song; produce your own multi-track recording and create your own sequenced arrangement of a song. There is a single 2 hour paper at the end of the course where candidates demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the history of pop music and the techniques used in its production.

Future opportunities

A high percentage of Academy students go on to study music, music technology or music production at colleges or universities offering such courses. A number of students move on to study at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) or at the University of Brighton with Music Production and Creative Recording.

Further information

This course is run by East Sussex Music Service at the East Sussex Academy of Music (on SDC campus) in partnership with Sussex Downs College, Lewes

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 6123/011
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