A Level Programme

Music Technology A Level

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About this course

This programme is a structured study of Music Technology exploring Listening and Analysis, Music in Context, Production Skills and Music Theory. It is aimed at giving a comprehensive exploration in to the production and history of production of popular music. The course utilises recording studios and our Apple Mac production suite to produce a portfolio of coursework consisting of sequencing and production tasks, this makes up 70% of the study. At the end of the course you will sit a Listening and Analysis paper with two focus genres of Music Context, History and Production, which makes up the remaining 30% of the course.

How will I be assessed?

In both the first and second years assessment is 70% coursework, based on three pieces and 30% is a single exam at the end of each year.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C including English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C)

Specific Requirements

  • working knowledge of Music Theory (Grade 3-5 recommended)

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - an exciting range of higher level courses, including Music HND and Teaching
  • University -
  • degree in Music Technology, Music, Radio, Events Management and others
  • Careers - in the music industry as a recording engineer, live sound engineer, backline management, events and more

Additional Information

Good IT skills would be an advantage together with a passion for Music.

Music Technology combines well with Philosophy, History, Drama & Theatre Studies, Dance and English Literature.