Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology (59166)

What topics are covered by the course?

What you will study

The main focus of this course is to build relevant skills associated with the diverse aspects of the music industry as well as gain in-depth knowledge of music software/hardware and how to utilise it effectively in the creation and presentation of music.

During the 1st year you will learn:
How to operate studio equipment, record and mix a recording
How to sequence and produce your own music
How to compose in different musical styles
The fundamentals of engineering for live events using an analogue mixing desk
How to create your own podcast
How the music industry operates
How to produce music reviews and articles

During the 2nd year you will learn:
Advanced approaches to using studio equipment
The operation of advanced live sound equipment using a digital mixing desk
How to successfully advertise and promote music
How to compose music for Film/TV/Computer games
How to create and design sound effects
How to plan out a career path in the music industry

Who should attend?

Interview and audition


5 GCSEs at A*-C (or new grade 9-4) including English or Maths, plus a grade 3 in English or Maths if not included in the 5 GCSEs


L2 Diploma or equivalent at Merit Grade, plus GCSE English or Maths at Grade 4, plus a L1 or L2 English or Maths

What will I be able to do on completion?

Further study
The course is a stepping stone to University and is the equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Potential further study on completion of the course include:

Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Foundation Degree (FdA)
BA (Hons)

Wakefield College also offers the following progression courses:

HNC/D in Music Technology/Production
BA (Hons) Performance Industries (Top-up)

Career opportunities

The course is designed to give you a solid foundation of music technology skills that prepare you for the industry. The course will give you the opportunity to network within the local area and gain relevant experience in readiness for a job.

Potential career paths on completion of the course include:

*Recording engineer *Record producer *Live Sound engineer *Stage manager *Music promotor *Music producer *Film/TV composer *Sound designer *Computer game composer/sound editor *Music journalist *Roadie *Backline technician *A&R coordinator *Booking agent *Music teacher

How will I be assessed?

Through practical projects that reflect realistic activities found within the music industry.

Venue Thornes Park Campus
Programme Level Level 3
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Duration 2 years
Start Date September
Day/Evening Day
Awarding Body Rockschool
Course Code DSL3MUT1F000

Guide Price: Please contact us for details

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Vocational Training »
Duration: 2 years
Qualification: Extended Diploma

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