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Music Technology – Level 3

This course aims to provide a broad skills base for progression to the Extended Diploma in Music Technology.  The main focus is music production, underpinned by associated theoretical and technical skills alongside professional development in relation to the music industry.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Music
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/music-technology-level-3
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Course Information for Students

This course aims to provide a broad skills base for progression to the Extended Diploma in Music Technology.  The main focus is music production, underpinned by associated theoretical and technical skills alongside professional development in relation to the music industry.

If you do not have GCSE Maths at grades A*-C (9-4), you will also develop your skills in maths.  This will support your main programme of study, future progression and life skills.

You will need four GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4) including English Language. Alternatively you may have a BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit or Distinction, along with GCSE English Language at grade A*-C (9-4).  You will also need to provide evidence of some experience in music technology.

Units studied will include:

  • Music Production Techniques
  • The Sound and Music Industry
  • Acoustics for Musicians
  • Audio Engineering Principles
  • Arranging Music
  • Concert Production and Staging
  • Listening Skills for Music Technologists
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques
  • The Functional Music Keyboard
  • Maths (if necessary)

This course will be delivered on-site.

You will need to provide a pair of headphones and a USB memory stick.

Assessment is 100% via coursework through practical and theoretical-based assignments.

Learners studying maths will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Musicians

£27158

Musicians

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:49 pm