Why Study Music Technology A Level?

This course is for you if you are interested in learning how a recording studio works, creating and recording music using computer technology, engineering the sound at live events, designing a sound scape to a specific brief or any other aspect of working in the recorded and live sound industry.

Why study Music Technology at Worcester Sixth Form College?

We have a purpose built newly refurbished recording studio and three rehearsal studios for Music Technology students to use, which also double as mini recording studios.

Our Music Technology computer suite has 21 up to date PCs running Cubase along with M-Audio midi keyboards. Each student has their own ‘tool kit’ including headphones, an audio interface, a microphone, and a selection of basic cables.

During the course the aim is to go on at least two visits per year. Previously these have included; day long visits to a local recording studio, a guided tour of Symphony Hall where we looked at the acoustics of the building, visit to Plasa (sound & lighting trade show); a two day visit to The Eden Project and Falmouth University in Cornwall where we carried out workshops.

You also get the opportunity to get involved with the Performing Arts Academy. If you’re not much of a performer you can get involved with the technical aspects of the productions such as sound, lighting, pyrotechnics etc.

Progression Opportunities

This course is perfect for anyone looking to embark on a career in the music industry including further study in Higher Education or an advanced apprenticeship. The course is also excellent for aspiring musicians and performers and those considering a career backstage in theatre.

A large proportion of our students go on to study related subjects at university; either directly in music technology or related subjects in performance, music, song writing etc.

 

 

Students studying Music Technology will be offered subsidised individual tuition on an instrument of their choosing or in music theory, allowing students to take their theory grades up to grade 8 alongside their studies.

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Holly Riley

Music Technology - Aldridge School
I decided to study Music Technology at Worcester Sixth Form College because it’s something I am very passionate about. I’ve been writing music since I was about 12 and knew music technology was the best way for me to pursue my passion. The course is full of information from how to use a Digital Audio Workstation to setting up the studio for recording. Working in DAW’s is one of the most exciting parts as there is the freedom to make music YOU love! After I leave College, I hope to develop an artist profile or become a bass guitarist for a neosoul or RnB artist.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance on Costs or Commitments
Music TechnologyGCSE Music or IT at grade 4 or above.Students require a good understanding of music and need to be competent in at least one musical instrument and/or singing.A fee of £82 is payable upon starting the course. This pays for basic equipment for each student which they get to keep upon completion of the course.

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