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.

Digital Music Production (BTEC)

Find Your Feet 2020

Our study suite of Find Your Feet tasks have been designed to give you a taster of college life and the work involved by each subject. We recommend that you complete this work so that you know what to expect in September and to help you to choose the right subjects. There is no limit on how many subjects you can try, so find your feet in our study suite.

  • It is important to note that this work has no bearing on entry requirements and any work completed will not be marked or graded.
  • It is not required for you to bring any completed work with you in September, however, we would love for you to share your hard work.
  • It is a great platform to start your learning conversations with teaching staff and peers in September.

Download your (BTEC) Digital Music Production Find Your Feet task here


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

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


Practical Assessment – 100%

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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