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BTEC Extended Certificate

Music Technology

What is BTEC Music Technology?

Music Technology is focused on developing the important skills required in today’s music industry. You will undertake a range of hands-on practical projects including performance, recording and producing, electronic music and sound synthesis.

What Will You Study?

Compulsory Units:

  • DAW Production – Externally assessed (Assessed in Year 1)
  • Mixing and Mastering Techniques – Internally assessed

Specialist Compulsory Units:

Studio Recording Techniques (Assessed in Year 1)

or

Music for Sound and Media (Assessed in Year 1)

You will choose two more units from the following list to complete your qualification:

  • Live Sound
  • Working and Developing as a Production Team
  • Creative Synthesis and Sampling
  • Commercial Music Production

What Next?

Music Technology can lead you into an exciting and creative career in the music and media industries. The skills that you will develop are essential for working as a Performer, Composer or Producer, in a recording studio, in Radio and in theatres and live music venues. There are a wide range of vocational and academic Higher Education courses available in this subject area.

Exam Board

Edexcel

Entry Requirements

At least five 4s at GCSE and at least a 4 in Music (if studied) and a 4 in English Language or Maths.
Students who enrol onto this course must be able to play at least one instrument to a competent level. For more detail please contact the Music Department.

Course Type

BTEC Extended Certificate

What other subjects go well with this subject?

Music Technology (Production) or (Performing), Modern Foreign Languages, Business Studies, English, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts, History, Media Studies, Maths and Physics.

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