This course will equip you with the technical expertise required in Music Technology as well as training you in softer skills such as team work and project work.
What will I learn?
You will learn a range of advanced recording and production skills in our Apple equipped studios and edit suites which will prepare you for the industry, including electronic music production, sound recording, music technology in performance, and sound for film and game. As an Avid training partner we are also able to offer the opportunity to achieve industry recognised Pro Tools 101 and 110 software qualifications,
- Principles of Music Performance and Production
- Music Industry and Professional Practice
- Music Production in Context
- Exploration of Specialist Study
- Preparing for Progression
- Extended (Final) Project
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed over the course of two years via a series of practical assignments which will demonstrate your skills. You will complete a portfolio in your second year including a major sound recording project, a business plan and a DVD of your sound for media work, and participate in the planning and execution of an all-day event.
4 GCSEs at 4 (C) or above of which one must be Maths or English OR successful completion of a Level 2 qualification including a pass at English and Maths. You will also be required to complete a half day workshop.
Progression & Career Opportunities
This is worth the same as 3 A-Levels in terms of UCAS points. You will acquire the skills and knowledge to progress on to a range of university courses in music technology and related disciplines. Former students of this course have gone on to find success in sound recording, mastering, promotion, PA and lighting hire, live sound mixing, DJing live and on the radio, and even video production.
Equipment suggested for this course: A set of good quality headphones with 1 / 4 connector. Although students are able to work on college machines home access to a computer with music software is useful. We will assist students in obtaining educational discounts where available. A small additional fee for optional Avid Pro Tools certification: £25 for Pro Tools 101 and £45 for Pro Tools 110 (includes a copy of the official Avid courseware and two attempts at the exam)."