Music Technology A Level

SCASMUTMT

Music Technology AS/A2 Level

About the course

This is a creative and diverse course in which you develop your ability to work with software, in the studio and with musical ideas. You will have the opportunity to combine your interest in the potential of music technology with your musical skills and interests as you develop composition and multi-track recording work.

You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results. 

In addition, you must have: 

• Grade 5/C or above in GCSE English Language.

• Grade 5/B or above in GCSE Music or equivalent music experience.

• Basic music theory and elementary keyboard knowledge.

• There is an audition and theory test which may lead to a bridge course before the A Level begins. 

International students:

Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. 

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.

 

 

Are you interested in how music is written and then shaped in the studio? This wide-ranging course introduces you to the foundations of sequencing, recording, composing and mixing music in a professional environment. You will be introduced to sequencing using Logic Pro on Apple iMac digital audio workstations; you will develop multi-track recording techniques, using a high-quality analogue mixing desk in one of our studios, to produce your own multi-track recording. The friendly atmosphere of the course is complemented by outstanding facilities.

Your listening skills, musical knowledge and familiarity with the principles and practice of audio technology will be tested further in an external examination. Non examined assessment will include compositions in a very wide range of genres as well as a multi-track recording of the highest possible standard.

Your listening skills, musical knowledge and familiarity with the principles and practice of audio technology will be tested further in an external examination. Non examined assessment will include compositions in a very wide range of genres as well as a multi-track recording of the highest possible standard.

The College has a really friendly atmosphere and there are outstanding facilities

Samantha Togwell

Samantha Togwell

Studied: Music Technology, Psychology, and English Language and Literature

She said: "The College has a really friendly atmosphere and there are outstanding facilities. Here, you are respected, and allowed to reach your full potential."

Samantha achieved A grades in English Literature and Psychology and a B grade in Music Technology. She would like to work in a recording studio in the music industry. The former Highbury Fields pupil says she would definitely recommend City and Islington College to others.

Course information

Start date
(see other dates)
07 September 2018

Select your preferred start date

Course level
Level 3
Course code
SC12MUTA18
Start date
07/09/18
End date
04/07/19
Duration
2 Years
Centre
Sixth Form College
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
International
School Leavers
Add to basket
Course added to basket
Search for another course
How to apply

How to apply for a course

Applying for a course with us couldn't be easier, just click the 'Add to basket' button and fill out your details. Find out more here.

A level entry requirements

A Level entry requirements

Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.

Sixth Form College building

Sixth Form College

Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.