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Course Overview

Music Technology is an ideal mixture of creative and technical skills.

It is perfect for you to gain knowledge of the music industry in preparation for further study or employment. Throughout this course you will learn about how the music industry works, including relevant historical developments. You will work with live sound equipment, record real instruments and develop skills in sequencing, music theory and using the musical keyboard for MIDI entry.

The College has its own recording studio and large live room which students have use of. You will already be computer literate and have an interest in how you can record sound or create sound using technology. Some keyboard skills or music theory knowledge would be useful although you do not need to have studied Music or Music Technology at GCSE. This course combines well with all subjects, especially other Creative & Performing Arts subjects.


BTEC Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A-Level)

Course Topics

  • Sound Creation and Manipulation
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques
  • Music and Sound for Moving Image
  • Live Sound Techniques
  • Delivering a Music Project
  • Music Production Techniques

Case Study

I chose to study at Sixth Form College because it met my needs more than the other colleges I looked at, but also it allowed me to take the subjects I wanted to without having to choose between what I preferred. The best thing about college is that once you get used to your surroundings, you feel comfortable.
I recently had the opportunity to perform with the College band at the annual Prize Presentation Evening. The experience was absolutely fantastic!
Kara Wheawall-Edwards

Previously:  Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews
Studying:  BTEC Digital Music Production, Music Performance, and Theatre

Course Features

  • Skills in Logic Pro (Software)
  • Producing industry standard recordings
  • Develop listening skills
  • Learning about the history of Music Technology Produce music
  • Explore sound creation and manipulation


  • External Assessment: 30%
  • Coursework: 70%

Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel


2015 Results: 100%

Where Courses Become Careers

This course can lead towards a choice of two pathways, either towards further study at university or to a career in the music industry.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

You will improve your creativity and problem solving skills through their regular use in assignments and projects. Contributing to lessons and group work will encourage independence of thought and, where appropriate social interaction through teamwork. Collaboration and discussion will hone your communication skills, whilst in combination with the course’s varied curriculum foster a lifelong love of learning.

The College has links with many professional musicians and music colleges. Students have the opportunity to perform inside and outside of College.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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