Music Technology A 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 as you develop composition and multi-track recording work.
• Five GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C, including grade 4/C in English Language
• Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
• Grade 5 or above in GCSE Music or equivalent 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
• 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 and production skills, musical knowledge and familiarity with the principles and practice of audio technology will be tested further in two examinations. Non examined assessment will include compositions in a wide range of scenarios as well as a multi-track recording of the highest possible standard.
Many of our students progress to a degree in Music Technology or Sound Engineering, with some specialising in music for gaming or film. Students also embark on a wide range of professional employment including band, studio, theatre, live sound, DJ and events promotion work.
The College has a really friendly atmosphere and there are outstanding facilities
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.
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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.
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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.