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 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:
· studio recording techniques
· digital audio workstation (DAW) production
· live sound
· sound for media.
You also choose five option units, which have been designed to support progression to relevant occupational areas, and to the range of sector-related courses in higher education. 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.
Minimum grade C at GCSE or equivalent, previous study of GCSE/BTEC Music is not necessary.
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.
It is a very practical and 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 ITC skills are essential.
Where could this course take you?
Students doing BTEC Music Technology tend to progress onto Higher Education or follow a more personalised career path in Music. It may set you up for a career in the music industry (e.g. 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.”- Casey, Y12
- “After learning about Music Technology at NK School it has quickly become a hobby at home.”- Jack Stephenson, Y13/14