Key features of the specification
Embracing new technology
Music technology, like other forms of technology, advances rapidly. This new Music Technology specification provides opportunities to embrace recent developments in the field.
Emphasis on a wide range of practical work
This Music Technology specification involves much practical work and encourages the cultivation of a wide range of skills. Students will have opportunities to: sequence MIDI, sequence audio, record live instruments, produce CDs, compose using music technology.
Understanding technical processes and principles
Students will have opportunities to build understanding of the technical processes and principles that underpin effective use of music technology, and comment on it in writing.
Progression to higher education (HE) and a career
There are many important opportunities in higher education, and many career possibilities for those proficient in handling music technology. This Music Technology Advanced GCE will provide valuable experience and preparation for students aiming for HE in the subject.
Music technology careers could include work as a sound engineer, record producer or teacher.
Why choose this specification?
Music technology plays a key role in music across the world. This qualification (the only Advanced Subsidiary and advanced level GCE in Music Technology) is designed to open up a range of exciting and useful tasks to a wide candidature, and to encourage students to learn about the subject. Students, including those who do not play a traditional instrument, are encouraged to explore their musicality and create original materials using technology.