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Music Technology at Huish Sixth will allow you to develop your musical knowledge and skills linked to modern technology. You will make extensive use of the iMac suite, and our own recording equipment facilities. You will have the opportunity to create and record your own music as well as investigating and learning how Music Technology has developed.

Students will study and learn the principles of modern recording, sequencing and production methods,

along with a technology focused understanding of popular music styles from 1910 to the present day. Coursework consists of a portfolio of work

including a multi track recording, a sequence realised performance and a creative sequenced arrangement. The historical and technical knowledge unit is assessed through a listening exam at the end of the course.

Students will further develop their skills and  individual styles as music producers through the production of a coursework portfolio and in examined commentary and production tasks. The portfolio builds on skills acquired in Unit 1 and extends these to include a composition task. The examined element of the course consists of aural analysis and technical questions on production styles and techniques and the history of music. It also includes a timed mixing task.

Extending Your Experience

Each Music Tech student has access to a suite of Apple iMac computers and Apple MacBook Pros running Logic Pro 9 both in and out of lessons. Our professional sound isolation booth enables high quality recordings using state of the art recording equipment. Students are also encouraged to become part of the Huish Sixth Technical Crew, working alongside our Technician to help with sound and lighting for school productions and other events throughout the year. There is also a varied programme of trips and performance opportunities throughout the year.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSE’s at grade 5. A background and interest in music and technology, together with good ICT skills and knowledge of creative and digital technologies are important.

Where will this course take me?

Completion of this course gives students a range of options in education and employment. The qualification will contribute to UCAS points, and allow students to apply for a range of Higher Education courses at many institutions. This includes Music Technology degrees, as well as various other subjects. Students will also have potential employment opportunities within the music industry, the creative industries and the technology sector, either directly or after Higher Education. These include careers as a musician, producer, broadcast engineer, entertainment manager, composer or teacher.

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