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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Music Technology

You will study advanced techniques on this course including everything from music production, sequencing and sound creation, to songwriting, music and sound for the moving image and audio engineering.

You'll explore how to compose music, live sound techniques and the marketing and promotion of music.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

During the first year of this two year course, you will cover the following units:

  • Live Sound
  • Studio Recording Techniques
  • Music and Sound for Media
  • Music Technology Project
  • Music Technology in Context
  • DAW Production
  • Music Technology Enterprise Opportunities
  • Creative Synthesis and Sampling
  • Composing Music
  • Remixing and Reworking
  • Music Technology in Performance
  • Mixing and Mastering Techniques
  • Commercial Music Production
  • Music Technology and Musicianship

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through assignment work and tutorials and practical productions both individual and group based.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You need five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and maths.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please click here.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed your level 3 course, you could choose to go onto university. We have a FdA in Music Production and Sound Design, at University Centre St Helens, accredited by University of Chester.

Alternatively, you may choose to launch your music career with a job in the industry.

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