Music Technology

A Level

Exam Board: A Level Music Technology – Edexcel/Pearson

Course Summary

Music Technology allows you to explore the skills, theory and techniques involved in mastering music production.

You will develop skills in a wide variety of creative production techniques, in Logic Pro X, focusing on synthesis, sampling, and creative use of effects and will benefit from state-of-the-art
recording facilities that enable you to explore the techniques associated with multitrack recording.

Theoretical elements will teach you about the history of music production from the 1940s onwards to enhance your understanding of the sector.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to iGCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in Music or 5 in Music Performance or Theory (ABRSM)
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 4
  • If you do not have these you will be assessed on your own suitable portfolio

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Topics

  • Audio Editing
  • Industry Standard Recording Studio Facilities
  • Dynamic Processing
  • Equalisation
  • Use of Effects

Why choose this course?

  • Excellent studio recording spaces
  • The opportunity to learn a wide range of production techniques
  • Visits to local universities

Where might it lead?

As the course combines practical work with theory, many options are open to you after study. Students often go on to work and study in Composition, Arranging, Sound Engineering and Teaching.

Assessment

This course is assessed by:

  • 20% Recording Examination
  • 20% Composing Examination
  • 25% Listening and Analysing Examination
  • 35% Producing and Analysing Examination

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