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Music Technology Diploma Level 3 at North Warwickshire & Hinckley College

This music technology course focuses on music technology within the area of production and is aimed at learners who do not wish to play an instrument or take the performance route but are keen to have a career in the more technical side of the music industry. Therefore you do not necessarily need instrumental knowledge to be successful on this programme however you will be developing a wider understanding of musical theories to support your work within technology.

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Music Technology Course

You are taught by specialist tutors who are all experienced practitioners of their field at our Hinckley campus. You will use the college computer music suite, to develop your sequencing and production skills. You will also have intensive use of our state of the art recording studio.

Modules covered include;

  • Acoustics for musicians
  • Listening skills for technicians
  • Music production techniques
  • Theory and harmony
  • Sequencing systems and techniques
  • Functional music keyboard
  • Audio engineering principles
  • Music and sound for the moving image
  • Planning and delivering a music product
  • Sound creation and manipulation
  • Composing music
  • The sound and music industry
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Live Sound techniques

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Course Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at C and above (preferably including English). Although not essential a history of musical study will help (GCSE or equivalent).


One year, full-time. Successful completion then leads onto the Extended Diploma for a further one year, full-time.


You will be assessed several times in each individual module over the period of the programme. This will include a variety of methods including presentations, portfolio work, written tasks, and a theory test towards the end of the unit.


Successful completion of the BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Music Technology/Production may lead on to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology/Production and then university. Alternatively you could go straight into the music industry.

Hinckley Campus

This course is based at our exciting Hinckley Campus, which has been purpose built for our Creative Arts subjects, you can enjoy the space you need to reflect and practice. Our facilities are the very best in the local area, featuring high-spec industry-standard equipment and technology.



If you would like more information about this course, please call 02476 243000.


If you require financial help and guidance, please click here to learn about Bursaries, Sponsorship, Apprenticeships or 19yrs+ Advanced Learner Loan

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