Why Study Music Technology?
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.
This Level 3 course is equivalent in value to a full A Level.
Why Study Music Technology at Worcester Sixth Form College?
- Purpose built newly refurbished recording studio
- 3 x Rehearsal studios for Music Technology student use, also double as mini recording studios
- Music Technology computer suite containing 21 up to date PCs running the latest version of 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
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.
|Essential Qualifications||Other Desirable Qualifications / Combinations||Skills & Attributes Required for Success||Guidance on Costs or Commitments|
|Please see ‘General Course Entry Requirements’||GCSE Music or IT at grade 4 or above.||Excellent attendance and punctuality. The ability to meet strict deadlines. To work as an individual or part of a team. A good understanding of music and competence in at least one musical instrument and/or singing. A willingness to perform in front of staff and other students is essential.||A course fee of £82 is payable upon starting the course. This pays for basic equipment for each student which they then get to keep upon completion of the course.|
Qualification Levels & Enrollment Options
|Qualification Name||A Level Equivalence||Duration||Awarding Body|
|Applied General Certificate||1 A Levels (1 Block)||2 years||NCFE|