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National 3 Music Technology (Course Code: C751 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Music Technology?

Studying music technology allows you to express yourself through music while developing your knowledge of music and technology. You will develop a broad understanding of the music industry and the skills it requires, such as planning and organising, creative thinking, research, critical thinking and decision making, as well as working both collaboratively and independently.

This course is especially suitable if you have broad musical interests, and are particularly interested in music technology and 20th and 21st century music. This course also provides pathways to higher levels of study.

The skills that you develop in Music Technology are useful in careers such as musician, DJ, sound technician, roadie and musical instrument technologist.

What do I need to get in?

The school or college will decide on the entry requirements for the course. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

This course allows you to develop basic skills using music technology hardware and software in sound production, and gain a basic understanding of 20th and 21st century musical styles and genres. You will also learn to reflect on your own work and that of others. You may also have the opportunity to personalise aspects of the course to suit your individual interests or needs.

The course has three compulsory units:

Music Technology Skills (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Understanding 20th and 21st Century Music (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Music Technology in Context (6 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your teacher or tutor on an ongoing basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass all three units to gain the course qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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