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Music Technology

Music Technology - BTEC Extended Diploma

Special Entry Requirements:

In addition to the Level 3 BTEC entry requirements, a keen interest and passion for music is essential. Previous experience of performing music and/or using music technology software would be an advantage.

Course Introduction:

This is a full time course for students who are passionate about music technology. This qualification enables learners to develop a core knowledge of the music industry and the use of recording and technical equipment. It provides a broad introduction to music technology and is a highly practical course, enabling students to follow their own interests and work on projects of their own choice.

Course Modules:

A range of mandatory and optional units are available, including: 

  • Music Production Techniques 
  • The Sound and Music Industry 
  • Composing/Arranging Music 
  • DJ Performance Techniques 
  • Music and Sound for the Moving Image 
  • Live Sound Techniques 
  • Sound Creation and Manipulation 
  • Pop Music in Practice 


This qualification is assessed through a variety of practical tasks and written assignments. 

Career Opportunities:

This is an ideal course for those looking to pursue Music Technology beyond college. Learners with this qualification could progress to the following job roles:

  • Studio engineer
  • Songwriter/producer
  • Music technician
  • Sound designer

A wide range of careers in other industries are also possible, such as broadcasting, music publishing or arts administration.