Oastlers School Vision Statement for Performing Arts
Music technology is the vehicle in which sound is captured, manipulated and produced to create music. Music technology at Oastlers will provide our learners with the skills and knowledge to enable producing and editing music/sound for a possible route into further education or employment in music.
Our learners will explore areas such as live sound, sound recording, sequencing, mixing and mastering. Alongside the practical elements of the course, learners will spend time using music software in a variety of contexts and develop an understanding of the history of music technology and production. All of these skills relate to the NCFE Level 2 Music Technology Course that learners are able to study at KS4.
Ever-advancing technologies in the recording industry mean there is a demand for people with the skills to work on developing the next generation of music and audio technology. At Oastlers we aim to provide our learners these skills and knowledge to prepare them for a wide range of careers in production and technical roles within the music industry.
The course details how recording studio engineers, producers and mix engineers create the sounds and music that we listen to in our everyday lives. Learners will also cover live music production and sound design.
Music technology is popular music orientated and covers technical skills in software development, audio theory and technology. At Oastlers it is our goal to prepare our learners for exciting careers in music production, audio engineering, live sound production, TV and film post-production, audio software development or audio electronics.
We will focus on popular music, and aim to provide our learners the technical skills to work in this exciting and rewarding industry. The focus is very much on the practical side of things, and to study music acoustics and software development.
The impact of the NCFE Music Technology qualification is to achieve a Level 2 Award. From here learners may move onto a Post 16 destination’ within the music technology industry or even into employment. Additionally, the course will add value to personal and social development with increased self-esteem, creativity and confidence.
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