This qualification will support students in forming personal and meaningful relationships with music technology through the development of musical knowledge, understanding and skills. These include recording, technology-based composition, listening, analysing and producing. Students will be encouraged to engage with a wide range of music technology techniques and develop an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the use of music technology in the creation and production of music.
This qualification will also allow students to develop particular strengths and interests, encourage lifelong learning and provide access to higher education and university degree courses in music technology and music technology-related subjects, as well as music technology-related and other careers.
The course is designed to give you a broad and balanced understanding of all facets of music technology for real-world practical situations. A-Level Music Technology offers excellent preparation for higher education courses in music, engineering, creative music technology and production, as well as enabling students to develop their own interests in culture, history and media.
As well as full-time employment, the skills developed on this course can be applied through a range of part time, self employed and contractual work. Careers include: music producer, sound designer, composer, engineer, mastering engineer, technician, game composer, session musician & foley artist.
Additional Entry Requirements
6 to 9 in GCSE Music
Distinction in BTEC Music
Ability to read music is non-essential but beneficial.
Technology-based composition (20%)
Producing and analysing (30%)
Listening and analysing (25%)
Opportunities for work related activities
Workshops, guest speakers, visits to concerts and shows.