This course is for 16-19 year olds who wish to study the fascinating and evolving world of music technology.
General Qualifications: For 3 A Level subjects you require between 5 and 6 GCSEs grade A*-C (8/9-4/5) in academic subjects, taken at one sitting. Specifically for Music B in GCSE music is essential; basic keyboard skills (Grade 2/3) and Grade 5 theory are desirable.
Students will study at the Barnet A Level Music Centre (BEAT) at Woodhouse College, and will learn about recording, technology-based composition, listening, analysing and producing. You'll be encouraged to engage with a wide range of music technologies and develop an understanding of the historical & cultural contexts of their use in the creation and production of music. You'll explore techniques for capturing and manipulating sound to understand the impact of music technology on studio processes. You will produce completed mixes and compositions, develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of musical elements and musical language, and apply them. You'll identify, analyse and evaluate music production techniques in unfamiliar commercial recordings supplied in the exam. As well as identifying effects and their associated parameter settings, you will explain the principles behind the choice of the effects heard on each recording in a series of written responses.
Assessment will be by examination at the end of the 2 year course.
On successful completion of the course you will achieve an A Level in Music Technology. This is an academic A Level and is accepted by all good universities.
Please complete an application form and return it to the College, either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview.
You will be expected to supply your own musical instrument.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.