Music Technology A Level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing

What will you be working towards?

Code 6123/011
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

This Music Technology A Level course explores the technical �behind the scenes� work of the pop music world. On this course you will learn how to record pop music including live multi-tracking, and how to produce your own sequenced arrangement of a well-known song. You will also study pop and jazz styles since 1910. Music technology is taught on classroom computers using Logic Pro. We also have two recording studios here at the Performing Arts Centre in Lewes. You will receive mentoring from professionals currently working in the industry.

How will it be delivered?

As coursework, you will sequence a well-know pop song; produce your own multi-track recording and create your own sequenced arrangement of a song. There is a single 2 hour paper at the end of the course where candidates demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the history of pop music and the techniques used in its production.

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/4 and be able to play an instrument or sing.

Your next steps...

A high percentage of Academy students go on to study music, music technology or music production at colleges or universities offering such courses. A number of students move on to study at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) or at the University of Brighton with Music Production and Creative Recording.