A Level Music Technology

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Music Technology A Level
Code MT
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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 create 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.

Both studios are equipped with Logic Studio X with Audient iD22 interface / ASP 880 pre-amps, and the second studio also includes some 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.

“I really enjoy the opportunity to record and mix music using professional standard equipment and the relaxed, friendly interactive feel of all the lessons.” MATT, Music Technology student. 



Component 1
20% - Recording non-examined assessment NEA.
Component 2
20% - Technology-based composition NEA.
Component 3
25% - Listening and analysing - listening exam analysing production of unfamiliar popular music tracks.
Component 4
35%.- Producing and analysing - synoptic exam with written responses, software manipulation and production tasks.

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 or Merit in Music (or similar subject title)

OR Grade 5 Music Theory or Grade 5 instrument

Minimum Entry Admissions Score applies

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