Learn how to use technology to produce popular music.
Music Technology is a creative and innovative subject which arms you with the skills needed to compose, produce and record music. You will gain an understanding of a wide range of popular musical styles and will learn how to use technology to produce popular music. The course is practical with much of the work being carried out at computer work stations.
There are excellent opportunities to learn to operate a wide variety of music hardware and software, all in superb facilities including a teaching room with a fully equipped suite of computers and two recording studios, one including an acoustically isolated booth.
One studio comprises of Logic Studio X with Audient iD22 interface / ASP 880 pre-amps, while the second studio contains Logic Studio X, Audient iD22 interface / ASP 880 pre-amps, outboard effects, balanced tie-lines to an acoustic booth, and a recital room. There is also access to the full range of McDSP professional audio plug-ins and Native Instruments Komplete 11.
"The lessons have a relaxed environment and through recording and composing projects, you're given the freedom to explore different genres and sounds." Liberty Butterworth, Music Technology student.
20% - Recording non-examined assessment NEA.
20% - Technology-based composition NEA.
25% - Listening and analysing - listening exam analysing production of unfamiliar popular music tracks.
35%.- Producing and analysing - synoptic exam with written responses, software manipulation and production tasks.
GCSE grade 6 or Merit in Music (or similar subject title)
Grade 5 Music Theory or Grade 5 instrument