Music Technology


Tom Brogan

Levels offered: National 3, National 4, National 5

This course will enable learners to develop skills in the use of music technology hardware and software to capture and manipulate audio for radio programmes, film music, games etc. Learners will use music technology creatively in sound production – audio engineering, with several software programmes like Audacity, Garageband and Protools on Apple Mac and PCs. Pupils will also develop skills in musical analysis in the context of 20th and 21st century musical styles and genres, and will reflect on their own work, and that of other.

Who might choose this subject?

You should have a real interest in computers as most of the course is working on Apple Mac and PCs. This interest should include learning how to manipulate computer information and creating audio files for film, animation and games etc. You should have a willingness to complete extra work to support the development of your skills.

This course can contribute to a career in many creative industries like film, media, and radio, as well as leading to many other further education courses at college.

Additional Information

The course can meet the needs of a wide variety of learners with a range of computer interests, with a considerable scope for personalization and choice through the contexts for learning.

The practical and experiential nature of the course gives learners opportunities to show imagination, creativity and technical problem solving skills as they develop, review and refine their musical ideas and use music technology for specific effect.