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Music Technology – Level 3

This two year course explores the ways in which modern technology can be used to create and produce music.

2 Years
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 or Level 2 Diploma in Music

Course Info

This course is designed to provide a comprehensive grounding in the skills necessary to work in music production and computer composition. It is based on a combination of practical work and theoretical understanding.

The main focus of the course is on using technology for the creation, production and presentation of music.

The second year is based mainly in the recording studio. Key skills in communication, IT and numeracy will be delivered as part of the course modules.

All students are supported by a system of individual and group tutorials.

Software packages include:

  • Logic
  • Protools
  • Ableton
  • Sibelius
  • Native Instruments Komplete

The course also looks into how a modern studio operates and the techniques used by professional studio engineers.


Teaching mainly facilitates the practical workshops in the studio but there are theoretical lectures to support this.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

An advanced course suitable for those with at least 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C or grade 9-4 to include English or Maths or a relevant Level 2 qualification such as BTEC First Diploma, GNVQ Intermediate, NVQ Level 2 or equivalent/relevant work experience.

Candidates should be computer literate.

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