Who is this course for?
If you have an enjoyment of music technology and enjoy recording sounds, with ambitions of making and recording music, then the Level 2 Diploma is a great starting point. The course will support your potential progression onto the Level 3 qualification, while helping to build both your practical and theoretical understanding of sound and music recording production.
What will I do on the course?
You will develop a general understanding towards the music industry and sound engineering/recording practices through a range of projects and assignments.
The course is made up of a series of units delivered over one year, which may include the opportunity to work on projects and external competitions.
Three mandatory units:
- Working in the music industry - 5 credits
- Professional development in the music industry - 5 credits
- Planning and creating a music product - 10 credits.
Four units which may include:
- Exploring computer systems used by musicians - 10 credits
- Producing a musical recording - 10 credits
- Developing music theory - 10 credits
- Investigating an area of music - 10 credits.
In addition, you will learn skills that are required in any career choice, including health & safety, confidence building, social and practical skills, and English and Maths. We also offer English and Maths GCSE resits.
What qualifications do I need?
- 4 GCSEs Grade D or above, OR
- Level 1 qualification in a related subject
- Adequate standard of English and Maths
- Mature learners with other qualifications and/or experience are also welcomed
- You should have a strong interest in music and demonstrate a commitment to succeed.
When does the course start?
Where is it held?
How long does the course last?
One year - full-time
What could I do after completing the course?
- BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology - Level 3.
Are there any additional costs?
Learners may be required to purchase minor items of personal equipment (such as a USB drive) during the course. In addition there may be extra curricular trips which have an additional cost, but these are not compulsory for completion of the course. Prices and details will be discussed at interview. Bursary funds may be available to help with additional costs.