GCSE Music is not a prerequisite; however it is essential that students have an understanding and appreciation of music.
From A Level, students could progress by studying music technology at degree level. Careers in music which could be considered include: professional technician, TV and radio, journalism, arts administration, teaching, promotion and marketing.
Music Technology Portfolio 1
- Students create an audio CD containing 3 tracks of work: Sequenced Realised Performance, Multi-track Recording and Creative Sequenced Arrangement.
Listening and Analysing
- Students study the styles most common in popular music from 1910 to the present day.
- Two special focus styles are selected for more in-depth study.
Music Technology Portfolio 2
- Builds on Unit 1, and extends to a composition task.
Analysing and Producing
- Students expected to demonstrate their knowledge of music and the principles of music technology through a series of written commentaries, manipulations and production tasks using material provided.