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Advanced Music Production Subsidiary Diploma

If you are keen to create, produce and record music; interested in modern recording techniques and production using professional software packages and hardware; record and produce your own compositions or learn how to work with session players and musicians, this is the course for you. This course can also be studied alongside three A level subjects.

Entry Requirements

Standard A level entry requirements. You may need to complete an interview with a subject specialist.

Course Content

This course benefits from six Music Technology focused units that provides the skills to set you on your way to become a producer, engineer, artist or mix engineer just to name a few.

You will study and practise MIDI sequencing, audio sequencing and multi-track recording techniques. You will use all of these skills combined to create and capture professional sounding compositions.

In your first year you will achieve BTEC Certificate, this then leads you onto your full Subsidiary Diploma in your second year of study. This is equivalent in UCAS points to an A level Music Technology Course.

You will always be encouraged to support class study with independent study time in the professional computer suites and recording studio.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught in a range of different ways in our computer suites on your own personal accounts on individual Apple Mac computers. Your main learning methods are listed below.

  • Practical workshops
  • Lectures/Tutorials
  • Research Projects
  • Group Discussions
  • Independent Study
How will I be assessed?

This course is solely coursework based, you will be required to produce a portfolio of tracks and recordings supplemented with written coursework to provide the required evidence to complete your qualification successfully.

Will I need any extra equipment?

You will be required to bring good quality headphones to all sessions.

All software and specialist hardware is supplied on your personal College Mac accounts and in the studio.

What qualifications will I get?

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology

What will it allow me to do in the future?

There are many opportunities in higher education and many career possibilities for those proficient in handling music technology. Study in Music Technology can lead to careers in the record industry, sound engineering, record producing and music education.

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