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?
The aim is to produce work-ready people, fit for employment. As part of the course, you will also have the option of taking Avid Pro Tools 101 and 110 software qualifications. Avid certification is a tangible, industry-recognised credential that can help you advance your career and provide measurable benefits to your prospective employer.
- Sound Recording
- Synthesis and Sampling
- Music Sequencing
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.
Cost of Study
£3000. This course is fully funded for students who are 16-18 years of age.
You will need some equipment for this course such as: A set of good quality headphones with connector, hard drive or USB stick, Access to a computer with music software (discounts on equipment can be obtained) - not essential at the start of the course. 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).