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BTEC Extended Certificate

Music Technology

What is 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. Through enhancing theoretical knowledge of musical and technical processes, students will be able to progress into Higher Education or employment.

What Will You Study?

Music Technology gives you the chance to develop your musical and technical ability through a variety of areas of study.

You will learn about music production techniques through working with a range of audio equipment. You will learn how to operate Logic Pro software, learn the skills of a sound engineer and produce a multi-track recording in a professional standard studio.

You will study the theory of acoustics and sound synthesis. You will apply your knowledge of synthesizers and samplers into sequenced musical projects created using Logic Pro.

You will study the history of electronic music and apply what you have learned about music technology into a live performance, working alongside other musicians and technicians.

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


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.

Did you know?

12 hours of music are uploaded to SoundCloud every minute.


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