Music Technology focuses on studio recording techniques together with creative arranging and composing, making use of computer software. You should have a strong interest in 20th-century popular music and an aptitude for both music and IT. Music Technology involves a large volume of practical coursework, encouraging you to cultivate many skills. You’ll have opportunities to sequence MIDI and audio, record live instruments, and produce professional quality mixdowns of your work.
To study Music Technology at Bilborough, you do not need any previous experience or qualifications, but you must have the passion, enthusiasm and commitment to quickly learn a new subject from scratch to a high standard. Experience of music theory and modern music technology software on Mac or PC would be advantageous though, as would be the ability to play a musical instrument.
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Some students opt to take both Music and Music Technology. This is a sensible choice if you are musically very able and intend to continue studying music in higher education. It is always good to consult the specific entry requirements of individual universities first. Our A-level in Music Technology can lead to further study in Music, Music Technology or Performing Arts at Higher National or degree level. It may help you on your way to a career in the music industry or to a technology-orientated career.