A Level Music Technology
Advanced Audio Engineering is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge in music technology. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject will gain a single vocational qualification, which is equivalent in point score to a complete A level, and will typically progress to further undergraduate study.
- Course Information
This is a vocational course designed for competent creative musicians with interests in creating high quality audio recordings.
We have a range of industry standard facilities including a Mac Suite with the most recent Pro Tools software and a recording studio with two live rooms, a large control room, and a Pro Tools HD system.
The Music department facilities also include a suite of six practice rooms containing electric and acoustic pianos. All students get unlimited access to the facilities outside of lesson times.
We also organise a range of extra-curricular music activities including instrumental bands and ensembles, Jazz and Popular Music workshops, concerts and concert tours (both local and international).
You will study:
- multi track recording in the studio
- music production using a Digital Audio Workstation
- creating a finished audio product (mastering)
- sound design
- music technology in performance
- the music producer – listening skills
- Entry Requirements
For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.
*Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English
*Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths
*Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science
- How will I be assessed?
The course is a single Vocational Option within the A Level Programme and is equivalent in point score, on completion of Year 2, to a complete A Level.
Year 1: Edexcel Certificate in Music Technology (Production)
Year 2: Edexcel Subsidiary Diploma in Music Technology (Production) examination
- Progression Pathway
The Advanced Audio Engineering course gives you an in-depth knowledge of sound engineering, sound recording, music production
and applies these skills to a range of contemporary scenarios.
This qualification is well respected in the industry and is highly valued for entrance to under-graduate study.
- National Careers Service
For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.