Three areas of study underpin the whole specification, encouraging both breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding:
Recording and production techniques for both corrective and creative purposes
Principles of sound and audio technology
The development of recording and production technology
In addition, within individual components, they provide a contextual focus for students’ practical and theoretical work.
The A level Music Technology course is suitable for anyone who has a keen interest in creating and recording music and who wishes to broaden their experience and deepen their understanding of popular music styles and developments in the subject. You will be expected to support classroom study with independent study time in the computer suite and recording studio.
All coursework tasks allow an element of choice and the opportunity to apply your own style and musical ideas in creating and manipulating musical material. In studying the various genres and styles, you’ll be expected to have an understanding of relevant musical theory and terminology. If you have no GCSE in Music, or your music theory skills are limited, we will support you in building these skills to the required level. A commitment to developing these skills is essential.
The A level Music Technology course provides an excellent basis for lifelong learning. There are many opportunities in Higher Education and many career possibilities for those proficient in handling music technology.
A level Music Technology has been widely accepted by Higher Education providers and is a valuable experience and preparation for students aiming for further study in the subject. Study in Music Technology could lead to careers in the recording industry, sound engineering, producing and music education.
Who teaches Music Technology?