A Level Music Technology

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What Board do we do? Edexcel. The College has developed a Musical Technology programme that prepares students for entry onto some of the most competitive degree courses in the UK and allows them to gain a good insight into the demands of their chosen subject.

It also prepares students for the industry standards that will be expected of them should they choose an apprenticeship route.

Which subjects complement Music Technology?
Music Technology combines well with almost any subject. The discipline of independent practical study and thought is an extremely useful one to acquire. The focus on producing a project from the initial idea to the complete, industry-standard product is a skill that can be transferred to all subjects. It is a subject which can give the student confidence, great communication skills and creative abilities.

What careers and university courses can Music Technology lead to?
There are wonderful universities and colleges offering Music Technology / Sound Engineering / Sound Design degrees and postgraduate studies. London boasts many of these world-class music colleges and universities; however there are many others to choose from around the world, allowing the student to travel with their chosen subject.

Music production can lead to a variety of careers, from professional musicians to private and school teachers or sound technicians for film, theatre, TV and radio.

A Level Music Technology

Over the A Level course you will:

· Attend workshops taught by professionals

· Receive one-to-one or small-group tuition for the composition and performance requirements

· Be given opportunities to perform in and around David Game College

Edexcel’s A Level in Music Technology is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in music production. The Music Technology course is broken up into four units that cover the full spectrum of basic skills needed to progress to a higher level of study or to work in one of the many areas of music production:

1. Recording (practical) 20%

2. Technological-based composition (practical) 20%

3. Listening and analysing (written exam) 25%

4. Producing and analysing (mixed practical / written exam) 35%

Students will need GCSE Music (or comparable qualification) and need to be proficient in at least one instrument at Grade 5 or equivalent.

Experience in working with modern music technology software is recommended.


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