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Music Technology Rock School Level 2 Diploma

This subject is designed for students who want to learn how to create music using computer software, learn how to use a recording studio and develop awareness of all aspects of the music industry.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above including English Language or Mathematics and a good school profile, with real commitment to this area of work.

Course Content

You will study the following subjects on your course:Working in the Music Industry

Professional Development in the Music Industry

Planning and Creating a Music Product

Exploring Computer Systems Used by Musicians

DJ Technology and Performance

Producing a Musical Recording

Sound Operations for Stage Performance

How will I be taught?

The majority of the course is taught by a carefully inter-related programme of lectures and tutorials.

How will I be assessed?

You will study seven units over the year and you will be assessed on written and practical assignments. On completion of your Level 2 Diploma you will be given a Pass, Merit or Distinction in each subject area.

Will I need any extra equipment?

A pair of headphones is compulsory, as you will be working with music on computers.

What qualifications will I get?

A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts (Music Technology) which is equivalent to 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above if a Merit is achieved.

What will it allow me to do in the future?

Successful completion at Merit level or above will enable the student to go on to either the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music Practice or Technology, or another Level 3 course. This course forms the introduction to careers in the music industry, although most students will need to go on to another course to increase skills.

Course Information

Students, aged over 19 on the 1 September of the year the course commences will be required to pay tuition and assessment fees. If you are in receipt of an income based benefit please ask about financial assistance, which may be available.

If you would like further advice or guidance please contact Reception on freephone 0800 056 0511.

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