You will study both hardware and software techniques of production and will have access to a range of studio recording and editing facilities.
Working with students from both popular music and traditional backgrounds, you will be encouraged to explore your musicality and create original materials using technology.
You will complete a finished portfolio of work containing recording and sequencing productions.
Updated November 2019
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The ability to play an instrument is essential and an understanding of traditional staff notation (not guitar tablature) is strongly recommended.
GCSE Music is not essential, but a general knowledge of music is an advantage.
Please note this subject is delivered as a two year Linear A Level programme with full assessment at the end of the second year. No AS qualification is available.
The course is delivered over 4.5 hours per week, typically split into four individual lectures (those opting to fastrack will study eight).
Teaching is generally linear as the complexity of each project and production seeks to build on the basis of the previous task, and as such it is expected that students will achieve a wide range of studio production techniques. Assessment is assignment based for all internal work but final coursework portfolios are assessed by an external examination team.
Further study at university to read a wide range of popular music and sound engineering courses. Employment in the industry as performers, composers, teachers, sound engineers or record producers.