This course is ideal for musicians who wish to learn about how technology works and how to utilise its potential to enhance compositions and performances.

 
The course involves composing using live audio and MIDI, with full access to industry standard software such as Cubase and ProTools. Further to this, students will learn advanced recording techniques and experience the demands of working in the sound recording industry. The course also involves contextual studies in the popular music field and is ideal for those musicians who either wish to broaden their horizons or who wish to follow a career in the music technology business.
 

Why Music Technology?

  • Essential for those musicians wishing to become sound engineers or have a career in music production
  • The qualification will stretch able and gifted composers and will enable them to enhance their compositions using technology
  • Music Technology is a well established degree course in many of the UK’s universities and can also be studied as a subsidiary study
  • This course will involve much practical work and gives the musician an opportunity to demonstrate a well-rounded approach to music and the music industry in general

 Any special requirements?

No prior qualifications are needed to study this course. However it would be useful to have previously studied either music or music technology at either GCSE or BTECH level. You should be a competent player on your chosen musical instrument of about grade 5 in standard and be able to read music, even if only to a very basic level.

What will I study and how will it be assessed? 

AS

Unit 1 - Music Technology Portfolio 1 (70%)

Task 1A: Sequenced Realised Performance

Task 1B: Multi_track Recording

Task 1C: Creative Sequenced Arrangement. Students will also submit a logbook that will provide information on the resources used in each task as well as assessed questions on their creative sequenced arrangement.

Unit 2 - Listening and Analysing (30%)

This allows the student to demonstrate their knowledge using aural discrimination styles. Two special areas of focus will be chosen each year for more in depth study.

A2

Unit 3 - Music Technology Portfolio 2 (70%)

Task 3A: Sequenced Integrated Performance

Task 3B: Multi_track Recording

Task 3C: Composing Using Music Technology. Students will also submit a logbook that will provide information on the resources used in each task as well as assessed questions on their creative sequenced arrangement.

Unit 4 - Listening and Analysing (30%)

This allows the student to demonstrate their knowledge using aural discrimination styles. Two special focus styles will be chosen each year for more in depth study.

Further information 

If you would like further information about this subject please contact the Course Leader of Music Technology, Miss H Davies at:

 
Queens Road West
Accrington
Lancashire
BB5 4AY
 
T 01254 232 992
F 01254 355 215

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