Music Technology Level 3

Start Date
Course Course
Performing Arts and Music
Hillsborough Campus

About this Course

You will study a range of related subject areas designed to develop the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the music industry. These include music listening skills, music software, composing and performance using music technology, studio recording, synthesis, sampling, acoustics, live sound engineering, sound design for film and TV, music video production and events management.

Key Units

  • Principles of Music Performance and Production
  • Critical Listening and Music Composition
  • Music Industry and Professional Practice
  • Music Production and Performance in Context
  • Collaborative Music Performance Project
  • Extended Project in Music Performance and Production

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grades A* - C / grade 4 or above (or acceptable alternative). to include English Language.

NB: An audition will also be required.


There is ongoing assessment through coursework and assignments.

Where does this Lead

Students typically progress to the Music Degree course at the college or further education at a music school. 

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Will the course suit me?
If you are interested in music production, music events management, studio technology, sound engineering and music performance then this course is for you. You will gain a wide range of practical skills, creative skills and technical knowledge to help you take the next step into the music industry or a place at university.

Qualification Title
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music, Performance and Production.

This qualification carries UCAS tariff points equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Extra Costs

Students will be required to pay a £35 studio fee at the start of the course to cover materials, consumables and performance/gig costs.   Students in financial hardship may be eligible to apply for financial assistance from the college’s Student Support Fund

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