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Brief introduction to subject:
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Music Technology is designed for learners who wish to pursue a vocationally relevant qualification in the music technology sector. Learners are given the opportunity to gain understanding and practical skills in a variety of areas including studio recording, digital audio workstation tools (using Logic Pro X) and mixing and mastering techniques. There are opportunities to work with professional musicians and professional sound engineers.
There are two pathways available: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Sound Engineering and Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Digital Music Production.
A Nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally-specific qualification
There are no exams; assessment is through internally and externally assessed coursework submission
Music - Grade 4
Music BTEC - Grade Merit
Learners will study the technology and practice of live sound engineering and explore the types of work carried out by live sound engineers.
Learners will cover the processes, equipment and practical skills required to produce multitrack recordings in a music studio environment.
Learners will explore the production of the music, sound and effects that are used for media products such as games, films and apps.
Learners will develop an understanding of how a digital audio workstation (DAW) can be used creatively to produce music, manipulate audio and mix music.
Learners will explore the creative functions of synthesisers and samplers in making music and sound design.
Learners explore and carry out the skills required to create effective remixes and reworks of existing musical material.
This unit aims to give learners the skills to mix and master a digital audio workstation (DAW) project to a professional standard.
Learners will explore the audio production techniques and ear-catching songwriting styles associated with commercial music.
This vocational qualification supports learners to enter employment in the Music or Performing Arts sector or to progress to a Higher Education qualification such as BSc Music Technology.