Music Technology

Qualification: 
A Level
Level: 
3

Exam Board: Edexcel

Duration: 
2 years

Course Content:

A Level Music Technology is the ideal course for students who enjoy making music using a DAW. You will study both producing and engineering making use of our professional standard equipment.

Three Areas of Study underpin the A Level Music Technology specification, encouraging both breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding:

  • Area of Study 1: Recording and Production Techniques for both corrective and creative purpose
  • Area of Study 2: Principles of Sound and Audio Technology
  • Area of Study 3:  The Development of Recording and Production

Assessment:

Component 1: Recording – Externally Assessed (20%)
Component 2: Technology-based composition - Externally Assessed (20%)
Component 3: Listening and Analysing – 1 hr 30 mins Written Exam (25%)
Component 4: Producing and Analysing – 2hr 15 mins Practical Exam (35%)

Studying at Alton College:

You will work at your own music workstation (Apple iMac) developing your production skills and creating music. You will also take the lead in the recording studio, acting as a producer as you take control of a band for a recording session.
We are an official “Education Partner” to Leeds College of Music, you will have workshops and a guaranteed interview at LCM.

Entry requirements:

At least Grade 6 for GCSE Music or relevant Diploma at Merit.

Some experience of music software would be beneficial.

Course costs:

A good pair of studio headphones and an external hard drive/ large USB Stick.

Music Technology works well with:

Music
BTEC Rock and Pop
BTEC Jazz
ICT
Computing
Maths
Physics
English