The Music Production pathway combines A Level Music Technology with an enrichment programme centring on industry related work experience e.g. live sound engineering, studio placements.
Exam Board: Edexcel
Qualification Title: Music Production
Qualification Specification Code: 9MTO
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the Edexcel webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
The three areas of study are, firstly, the Recording and Production Techniques for both Corrective and Creative Purposes, secondly, the Principles of Sound and Audio Technology, and thirdly, the Development of Recording and Production Technology. During the course students will have the opportunity to capture, edit and produce a recording, use sound creation and manipulation techniques to create, edit and structure a composition, identify production on commercial recordings and correct and mix a recording. They will also study the principles of sound and of audio technology in relation to theoretical and practical contexts and develop their knowledge of current digital technologies, as well as those dating back to the mono, analogue recording technologies from the 1930s onwards.
The summary of components is as follows:
• Recording technology based coursework
• Technology-based composition coursework
• Listening and analysing examination
• Producing and analysing examination
Producer, Composer/Artist, Studio Recording Engineer, Technician, Live Sound Engineer, Acoustic Engineer; design of acoustic spaces and venues, designing/constructing sound systems for venues, Computer Programmer in music applications, Music for Gaming/Ringtones, MIDI Programmer, design and manufacture of electronic instruments/devices, Electrical Engineer developing microphones and speakers, Sound Engineer in media/ television/radio, Composer of film/media music.
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