Music Technology is a rapidly moving subject area and the Music Industry is evolving with each advance in technology. This course provides learners with both the theoretical and the practical skills that form the foundation of Music production and can prepare them for a career in the industry. Students, including those who do not play traditional instruments, are encouraged to explore different musical styles and cultures while developing their own musicality and creativity.
AS Year 1 Unit 1 : Music Technology Portfolio 1 (External assessment) Students will produce a 3 track CD consisting of a Sequenced Realised Performance, a Multitrack recording and a Creative Sequence arrangement. Students will also produce a logbook for assessment.
Unit 2 : Listening and Analysing (Externally Assessed) Students will study popular music from 1910 to present day concentrating on trends and styles in the development of music – this will result in an examination.
A2 Year 2 Unit 3 : Music Technology Portfolio 2 Students will build on their skills from Unit 1 and produce advanced CD recording – this unit also require the completion of a logbook.
Unit 4 : Analysing and Producing Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge of Music and Music technology through a process of written work, production tasks and manipulations in a 2 hour examination
Given sufficient demand AS students can progress to the full A Level in year 2. Beyond this students can go on to higher education at University or specialised music courses or seek employment.