Music Technology - Year 10 and 11
Music Technology BTEC - Edexcel - specification code 600/6818/8
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The BTEC Music (Technology) course is designed to inspire and enthuse students to consider a career in the music industry, rather than to participate in music only recreationally.
It gives students the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the music industry, e.g. the live sound industry, solo or group professional performance, or music promotion and publishing and to develop relevant skills.
Unit 6 Introducing Music Recording
This unit is about the recording of live music from a variety of sources. Students will be exposed to a range of techniques to record a variety of situations. They should develop the skills to respond professionally and creatively to the situations they are presented with.
Unit 7 Introducing Music Sequencing
Students will be using sequencing software (Cubase 7.5 pro) to create music in response to a realistic, music-industry led brief. They will learn how software is now capable of producing high quality and professional music.
Unit 1 The Music Industry (January exam)
Students research and learn about different types of organisations in the music industry and the type of work each undertakes. They will learn to understand job roles from different areas of the music industry and the responsibilities of each role.
Unit 2 Managing a Music Product
Students will plan, develop and deliver a music product of their choice; anything from a CD live recording to website design. They will then promote their music product before reviewing the management and development of the product.