Music Technology Diploma Level 2 – University of Arts London Awarding Body

Course Code: MTEDP
Learning Aim Code: 60102603
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Paget Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

Our University of Arts Awarding Body Level 2 Music Technology course will introduce you to practical skills in sound recording, composing and music technology, including the creation and production of music through the use of computer and sound recording systems and knowledge of the industry.

The UAL Level 2 Diploma is a one year course, equivalent to four GCSEs, and is a foundation for students who wish to pursue a career in music or music technology. The course specifically features skills in sequencing, using software packages to compose, edit and mix music and soundtracks, the music business, and researching and exploring areas of the industry such as record labels, recording studios, live performances and the jobs associated with these. You will also learn how to set up and operate equipment in the college’s professional standard recording studios for the capture and processing of sound.

The course is accredited by the University of the Arts London Awarding Body (UAL). City of Wolverhampton College is the only college in the Black Country, and one of only a few in the Midlands, to be accredited and offer qualifications from University of Arts London. UAL is a specialist awarding body offering up-to-date qualifications in the creative industries. It is owned by, and based within, University of the Arts London.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Composing and sound recording
  • The music industry
  • Sequencing
  • Microphone techniques
  • Production project

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Be part of programme of study that has excellent pass rates
  • Be taught by our enthusiastic, experienced and talented music technology lecturing team
  • Learn in purpose built recording studios
  • Work in a dedicated music computer suite running industry standard software packages
  • Use a wide range of microphones, instruments and studio equipment
  • Understand how all of the skills you are learning can be applied in the industry
  • Improve your knowledge of what music industry opportunities are available
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills
  • Improve your employability skills

How will I be assessed?

The course is project/assignment based and assessment is continuous throughout the year both in lessons, set work and through observations. Each unit will be assessed and awarded with a final grade of pass, merit or distinction. Some units may be subject to external assessment.

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career as a sound engineer, sound recordist, technical assistant or freelancer in the industry
  • Progress on to our Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade E or above, or successful completion of a full level 1 study programme
  • You will also have an interview

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