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A-Level Music Technology

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Advanced Level Music Technology


Subject Leader

Mr B Parker

Entry Requirements:

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

5 x 5s

4 in English and Maths 

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:


Why study Music Technology?

The Music Technology courses aim to develop the knowledge and skills required for the production of music (mainly focused on popular and jazz genres) using MIDI sequencing and studio recording techniques. You may have had the opportunity to produce music as a part of your GCSE course or you may simply have a genuine, keen interest in music as a performer. A degree of practical instrumental skill is extremely helpful. Whatever your background, if you are keen to develop your musical/technical skills to learn about arranging, composing, recording and producing music, Music Technology could be the ideal course for you. Music Technology is a good companion for Music, Media Studies, Theatre Studies, Information and Communication Technology, Maths and Physics. 

What can I do with Music Technology after A-Level?

The skills developed during this course can find use in a wide range of careers that may include sound recording, media music production, composition, radio, television and the film industry, commercial advertising, musical instrument retail, software design, teaching and journalism. There is an ever increasing number of degree courses at universities and music colleges specialising in music technology that can lead directly to the career options mentioned above, including some where music technology can be combined with a range of other subjects.

Music Technology Extras

Built into the course, there are opportunities to support and run live gigs in the local area, including arts festivals and community arts projects within catchment. You will also benefit from partnerships with The Junction and local studios such as Half-Ton Studios and Vertical Rooms.

It is assumed that those taking A-level will wish to contribute significantly to the many production opportunities organised by the music department and to experience live events elsewhere. The music department will make arrangements for you to attend numerous professional concerts in London and Cambridge throughout the year and to participate in workshops led by Cambridge University Outreach. You will be encouraged to participate in the well-established exchange with Modelleschule Obersberg, Bad Hersfeld, Germany, undertaking ongoing, joint online composition and research projects.