One Year | Level 2 Music Technology



An introduction to Music Technology. If you’re looking for a fantastic grounding in the basic technical and musical skills to enable you to produce and record music using technology, this course is for you. By the end of the music technology course, you’ll be ready to jump up to any of the Level 3 courses that suit you the most.

RSL Level 2 Diploma for Music Practitioners (Technology)

How Long:
Three to four days a week for one year, September to July (daytime). How long you are in college will depend on what additional English and Maths sessions you need to attend.

Birmingham, Bristol, Lincoln, London, Manchester, Norwich, York

Entry Requirements:
A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English (Language or Literature).

This qualification is coursework based and does not contain exams. Some assessments take place practically and involves your ability to carry out a task or brief being recorded. Coursework is assessed through a variety of methods with the qualification being gained through a good balance of practical and written assessments.

If you are aged 16-18 on 31st August 2020, then the course is FREE. If you are aged 19+ please refer to our 19+ information on the fees page.

Music Production & Remixing
Using the latest music production software, you will develop your skills in production including how to sequence your own music as well as remixing other people’s. You will create your own production and a remix that you can promote to the world.

Recording Techniques
You will be introduced to recording and the techniques you need to use to capture sounds and instruments. You will create your own samples that you can use in your music or that can be used by others. Your final achievement in this area will be to record a band.

Arrangement & Composition skills
You will learn important arrangement and composition skills that will help you produce music. You will apply these skills by creating arrangements of a song and making them into your own versions, learning valuable skills in music technology as part of the process.

Personal & Professional Development sessions working with dedicated staff who will help transform your experiences in preparation for your next steps.

You will also have access to Kompass, our online careers portal. This will provide you with real world music opportunities brokered by ACC and its partners, which could be anything from performing at a festival to a songwriting or remix competition. The site also has loads of info, advice and guidance on working as a music artist/musician and on wider work skills.

Access Creative College is home to a range of creative young people who study music production, event production, games development, video production, photography and interactive media. This means there is ample opportunity to collaborate on multi-media projects.

Each year you will have three weeks which have a focus on employability and careers. The first is Careers Week which is just before Christmas and looks at creative careers and wider work skills.

Industry Week takes place during National Careers Week and includes guest sessions and workshops from leading creative and business practitioners as well as exciting live briefs from industry partners.

Awards & Showcase Week at the end of the year gives you a chance to celebrate your achievements and perhaps gain an award for your work!

This course is designed to give you the skills to move on to further study in preparation for a career in music technology.

Check out our blog for careers in the Music Technology industry.

When you’ve completed the course, why not level up to Level 3 in Music Production, Studio & Live Sound or Event Production or even a performance related course?

Ever thought about studying Games or Media? They’re well within your grasp as well now!


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