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Music Technology Level 3

Course Overview

The aim of this Music Technology level 3 course is to provide a background in all areas of music technology – music sequencing, sound recording, acoustics, composition and DJing. It is suitable for budding producers, composers, musicians or studio, broadcast and live sound engineers who utilise music technology.
You will have numerous opportunities to perform in front of live audiences both internally and externally within exciting professional venues. You will gain knowledge in music theory as well as event management and technical skills as well as have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of people.

What topics are covered?

You will be taught by industry professionals with years of experience who will help you develop the skills required to produce music that is good enough for release on the music technology student’s own record label.

Each year we also invite a number of guest lecturers to deliver workshops on music production, music industry and events management. You will visit a range of employers such as Shure Microphones in London, ATC in Stroud, Optimum Mastering in Bristol and RealWorld Studios in Box.

You will also have opportunities of getting real life industry experience through being involved in, organising and performing at a range of gigs in the local area. Our students have performed at Timbuk2 and the Arc Festival in Bristol, Moles in Bath, and crewed at several festivals including Love Saves the Day and Latitude.

As a full-time student at Bath College, you will follow a study programme consisting of a vocational diploma, maths and English, employability skills, volunteering and tutorial. Please visit our Study Programmes page for details.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of mature students up to 25 years.

What are the entry requirements?

The minimum entry requirement for this course is four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music at Merit level (with at least a Merit in all core units), or equivalent, plus a successful interview and audition. Candidates will be asked to respond to a set brief and bring this work with them to the interview.

Only applicants who can demonstrate talent and commitment to their subject and who prove they are capable of collaborating and communicating effectively will be offered places. You must be a competent producer and/or instrumentalist, with an interest in performing, recording and sequencing music.

What qualifications will I gain?

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

You must successfully complete year one with at least a merit which will result in you being offered a place on the second year of the programme and achievement of the extended diploma.

How will I be assessed?

There will be continuous assessment of coursework.

What can I do after this course?

Go on to pursue a career in the music industry, as a performer or producer in a range of areas.


Progress on to the Level 4 HNC or FdA Music Production course at Bath College or other music undergraduate courses in at university. Below is a list of recent examples of degree courses and universities which students from this course have progressed onto:


University of Brighton Digital Music and Sound Arts
Bath College Music Production HNC
Bath Spa University Creative Music Technology
BIMM Music Production
Leeds College of Music Music (Production)
Marjons Electronic Music Production
Southampton Solent Audio and Acoustic Engineering

What funding is available?

If you are aged 19 or over you may be eligible to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover your tuition fees.

For other funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

Which department is this course in?

Business, Music, Media & Performing Arts

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

Click this link for examples of collaborative work done by our musicians with film producers from TEMPA’s film company, bladud film: https://www.facebook.com/AmplitudeBath
Tempa Music on YouTube

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contact Additional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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