Music TechnologyYou will learn about extensive recording techniques, composition, sequencing and production skills, which you apply to a portfolio. This will contain a prescribed song for a multi-track recording and a composition that creatively utilises aspects of music technology.
The first is a listening exam where you will study popular music and associated technology.
The second is a written and practical exam, which will test your ability to analyse, edit and produce given audio and MIDI, as well as requiring you to complete an extended essay about a prescribed aspect of music technology. What skills will I develop?You will develop the aural, analytical and practical skills in areas including: Composition, sequencing, sampling, synthesis, recording mixing and mastering.
In order to achieve these, you will complete two portfolios of practical work based on set briefs and written and practical exams based on popular music and technology since 1910. What topics will I study?Component 1 - Coursework: Recording (20%)Section A: 3min - 3min 30secs recording including 5 compulsory instruments, 2 additional instruments and no percussion.
Section B: LogbookSection A: 3 min composition based on one of the following: Brief A: Music for a stimulusBrief B: Music based on textBrief C: Music based on samplesSection B: LogbookSection A: Listening & analysing. Component 4 - Examination: Producing and Analysing (2 hours, 15 minutes - 35%)Section A: Producing & analysingWhere does the course lead?Career opportunities include sound engineering; live/broadcasted media; communications; composition for film, games and television; audio and software engineering; research, education and manufacturing; audio archival and acoustics.