2018 BTEC Music Technology Course

Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Music Technology

This course is equivalent in size to two A Levels.

The course gives you a real insight into all aspects of the music industry. With two specialist Music Technology teachers you will be taught how to use the music studio, live sound equipment and industry standard software.

With the carefully chosen units you will leave the course with the skills needed for a successful career within the music industry.

You will study five mandatory units, which include the following topics:

  • Live Sound (Internally assessed)
  • Studio Recording Techniques (Internally assessed)
  • Music and Sound for Media (Internally assessed)
  • Music Technology in Context (Externally assessed)
  • DAW Production (Externally assessed)

You can then choose five optional units. All optional units are internally assessed. They cover content areas such as:

  • Creative Synthesis and Sampling
  • Music Technology in Performance
  • Mixing and Mastering Techniques
  • Working and Developing as a Production Team
  • Remixing and Reworking

Course requirements

Music Technology is a very practical, hands-on course and as such students need to be organised, self-motivated, meet deadlines, and be good at independent working.
Although you do not have to play an instrument to do this course, basic keyboard skills will be to your advantage. Good IT skills are essential.
You do not need to have studied Music at GCSE to take Music Technology, although you will have achieved five GCSE’s at Grade 5 or above.

What type of student is this course suitable for?

BTEC Music Technology is for those students who have an interest in Music and would like to learn more about how technology has become an essential part of all aspects of the music industry.

Where could this course take you?

Students doing BTEC Music Technology tend to progress onto higher education which leads onto a more personalised career path in the sound and music industry.
Students who have taken music technology have a choice of many careers in the music industry such as performing, teaching, radio, TV, journalism, tourism, leisure and entertainment, music therapy, retail, music production, publishing and arts administration.

What our students say

  • “I love the industry standard resources we have access to at NK.”- CG, Y12
  • “After learning about Music Technology at NK School it has quickly become a hobby at home.”- JS, Y13
Course Information
  • Course level:Level 3
  • Exam Board:Pearson Edexcel
  • Syllabus:BTEC Diploma