Music Technology N5

The National 5 Music Technology Course involves developing more complex skills in the use of music technology hardware and software, using music technology creatively in sound production and developing an understanding of a range of 20th and 21st century music styles and genres – developing a broad understanding of the music industry.  Ideally you are building on a successful completion of National 4 Music Technology before starting this course.

There are two areas of assessment at the end of the course:

Assignment – two productions, in different contexts

Understanding question paper

All skills and learning lead towards the Higher Music Technology course.

Possible careers after studying music include:

  • producer
  • recording engineer
  • music editor
  • DJ / remixer
  • sound technician
  • acoustic consultant
  • audio / live sound engineer
  • media specialist
  • theatrical technician

SQA Subject Page for National 5 Music Technology:

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