MUSIC TECHNOLOGY: Digital Music Production - BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate
Examining Board: PEARSON Head of Department: Mr S J Barker
A BTEC Level 3 Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you develop the skills you would need to begin a career in Music Technology.
This qualification is equivalent to one A Level.
This course provides a natural progression from the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Music (ideally with the Music Technology units). A knowledge of basic music theory and terminology, and some experience of music technology equipment and software, is essential.
What is the course structure?
The course is made up of five units, of which two are mandatory units and one is externally assessed (indicated below by *). The remainder of the units are chosen with guidance from your tutor from a selection of optional units. The units are:
- Music and Sound for Media
- DAW Production*
Optional units – remainder chosen from:
- Creative Synthesis and Sampling
- Remixing and Reworking
- Mixing and Mastering Techniques
- Commercial Music Production
How is the course assessed?
All units are assessed and graded via coursework activities (including those externally assessed, which are completed under controlled conditions) and an overall grade for the unit is awarded. Each unit grade is assigned a set of points, which are totalled up at the end of the course to provide an overall qualification grade.
BTEC diploma in music technology
Entry Criteria: Level 2 BTEC Music at Merit or above and GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths
What can I do at the end of the course?
This course is a recognised route into Higher Education. Students may progress to a Higher National Diploma or Degree course. Employment opportunities range from music industry, recording studios, theatre, radio, TV, films or multi-media companies.