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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

 

SUITABLE FOR ALL GOOD MUSICIANS, FROM ROCK TO CLASSICAL WITH AN INTEREST IN RECORDING AND MANIPULATING SOUND.

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

This is mainly a practical subject. Students will study sequencing and recording techniques. Each student creates a portfolio of work to be sent to the board.

The course is suitable for all good musicians, from rock to classical with an interest in recording and manipulating sound using various types of musical technology. It provides the opportunity to build on your composing, arranging and listening skills.

The main entrance requirement is that students should have an interest in and experience of using recording technology (computer or studio based) to capture and edit sound. Students should be able to show evidence of their skills in this area, Students should have good aural skills and the ability to read and use conventional notation. In addition should have an interest in a variety of different popular musical styles, good ICT skills and a hard working attitude. Although they will not be assessed on their instrumental skills although some practical performance expertise would be useful.

 

HOW YOU STUDY

This course is based largely around practical activity, supported by guided listening and music technology theory. Around 75% your time will be spent arranging and recording music. Teaching is in small groups and students need to be able to work independently and collaboratively. It must be pointed out that there will be very regular deadlines and most of the work can only be done in the Music Technology rooms. This will impact upon your private study time.

 

DEPARTMENT STRENGTHS AND RESOURCES

The course is very popular and results and coursework is of a very high standard. We work closely with engineers in the industry and our students have opportunities to visit and attend workshops to enhance their learning. All practical aspects of this course will be taught at Hagley which has state of the art equipment. This includes a suite of Apple Mac computers running Logic and Sibelius software. The department also has a recording studio with a “live” booth and a wide range of microphones. The theoretical aspect of the paper is delivered at Haybridge and both departments work closely together so our students get the very best from the course.

 

PROGRESSION TO UNIVERSITY

A number of students continue their study into Music Technology at University. This year destinations have included Leeds and Brighton.

 

RELATED DEGREE COURSES

Advanced Level Music is the stepping stone for further study of Music Technology or Performing Arts at Higher National or Degree Level. It can also help in a career in the music industry or in a technology/computer orientated career.

 

SUCCESSES

This is a new subject to study at A-level. Last year, every student reached or improved on their target grade. All students who have taken the course in the last three years has passed with many achieving the higher A and B grades.

 

GCSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

 

There are no Level 2 subject specific entrance requirements, but a good pass in a level 2 qualification in music, e.g. Music grade A* - B, would prove useful.



 

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