Music Technology Level 3 Diploma (A Level Equivalent)

Sixth Form

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Full Time - September 2023



Course introduction

Music Technology is one of the few subjects that fuse art and technology to both inspire and inform its students.

Whether you have of a musical background, or an IT/Science mind-set, then Music Technology can enable you to build on your foundations.

The music industry never stands still and neither do we. After all, it is a dynamic world out there, which is why we have created a dynamic programme of learning for you.

Therefore if you have what it takes to be a successful artist, songwriter, producer or audio engineer, don’t miss this opportunity to develop your talents.

Why choose Brock for Music Technology Level 3 Diploma (A Level Equivalent)?

At Brock our Music Technology teachers are highly experienced practitioners who work in the music industry as well as teach on A Level and degree programmes.  

As a student you will benefit from access to two studios and two dedicated Mac IT suites, as well as a host of other professional equipment. This includes microphones, controllers and monitoring speakers, among other things.

Importantly, all our equipment is up-to-date and industry standard.

Teaching & learning

You will be able to enjoy a wide range of teaching and learning methods, giving you a well-rounded learning experience.

These include individual coursework tutorials, class discussions, group tasks and peer evaluations, and an online independent study database.

Course structure

  • Become familiar and competent using industry standard studio and production equipment.
  • Capture, edit, process and mix audio material in a studio environment.
  • Build an audio portfolio of work that will help you gain professional opportunities.
  • Develop your skills in working with  live sound with session musicians.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include:

  • Music grade 4 (if taken)
  • A basic level of keyboard skills
  • An active interest in music
  • A willingness to embrace a broad range of styles

How will I be assessed?

The course is very practical and you will create a portfolio of evidence to show your development as a Music Tech specialist.

You will also work with bands and be involved in performance work.

Information & support

We ask for £50 at the start of each year to pay for studio equipment and new additions as required. This also pays for professional musicians to enable you to record your coursework at the highest level. As a result, musical standards are high.

You may also have to pay for a number of other things to support your study like headphones and USB memory sticks.

Please note, the full course title for this programme is Production Music Level 3 Foundation Diploma.

This course is equivalent to one-and-a-half A Levels in UCAS points. You will need to complete TWO other A Levels alongside this course to build a full Study Programme.

What can I do with this qualification?

Past students have progressed to a wide range of degree courses. These include programmes in sound recording and/or music technology.

In recent years students have gone on to study at The Academy of Popular Music and The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, among other places.

Indeed, this course gives you a decent grounding in music technology know-how. It will most likely lead you to an apprenticeship and/or employment in the entertainment, communication and information sectors.

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