Music Technology - A Level (Edexcel)

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Start Date: 05 September 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Suitable for: School Leavers
Location: Sixth Form College, Angel

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ABOUT THE COURSE

A Level Music Production explores how music is written and then shaped in the studio, covering a wide range of areas from the foundations of sequencing, recording and composing through to mixing music in a professional environment.

You will be introduced to sequencing using Logic Pro on Apple iMac digital audio workstations, producing your own multi-track recording using a high-quality analogue mixing desk in one of our outstanding studios.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • Recording and production techniques for both corrective and creative purposes
  • Principles of sound and audio technology
  • The development of recording and production technology

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE Music - if you did not study GCSE Music but have extensive experience, this will be accepted
  • Three further GCSEs at grade 4 or above
  • Music theory and elementary keyboard knowledge
  • A pre-course audition and theory test, which may lead to a pre-A Level bridging course

If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

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.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.

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Angel
283-309 Goswell Road
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