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