Digital Music Production (BTEC)

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.

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Music Technology

Course Insight Subject Highlights

Qualifications Available:
  • BTEC Extended Certificate
Topics you will study
  • Sound Creation and Manipulation
  • Music Production Techniques
  • Sequencing Systems and Techniques
  • Live Sound Techniques
  • Delivering a Music Project
  • Music and Sound for Moving Image
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

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

Assessment:                             Awarding Body:

Practical Assessment – 100%                                    Pearson Edexcel


Results 2015: 100%
Key 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
Stoke6th Graduate Attributes

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 you 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.