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Music Technology

Level 3

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mrs E. Benedict

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades at 9 to 4 or equivalent.

Course Content

The NCFE Level 3 Applied General Certificate in Music Technology enables learners to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of working in the music technology sector. It is suitable for learners who are motivated by applied learning and learning through hands-on creative experiences related to the work of a performing musician and music technologist. This Applied General qualification is equivalent in size to an A-level.

This qualification shows learners how to operate and effectively use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), understand and experiment with musical elements in different musical styles, undertake recordings and successfully mix and master their audio, create sound for a range of multi-media purposes , manage sound for a live performance , explore revenue and marketing within the digital music business, and reflect and build on their subject knowledge.

This is a largely practical qualification with a written examination at the end of the second year. You will produce portfolios of evidence for each unit completing tasks within a given assignment brief.

Future Opportunities

This qualification fulfils entry requirements for a range of higher education courses. Degree courses could include: Music Technology; Live Sound Production; Music Production; Creative Music Production; Creative Music Technology; Music Technology and Audio Systems; Music Technology and Popular Music.

93%
University Success

In 2018, 93% of students went to their first or second choice university.

100%
A Level Pass Rate

In 2018, Homewood's Year 13 students achieved 100% pass rate in over 42 A-level and Level 3 courses.