Music Technology – BTEC Level 2

Develop your all-round understanding of the music business – learn about the professionals and organisations working within it and learn how to use the latest audio technology in professional recording studios. You’ll discover and develop your own compositional flair and construct your own audio portfolio of work.

Entry requirements and course duration

Duration: 1 year

Entry requirements:

  • 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 (A*-D) including English and maths
  • An appreciation of and passion for the subject with a level of practical experience

Our campus

We’re developing our campus to make sure you’re studying in the best facilities with the latest industry-standard equipment – find out more about our campus developments – including a brand new home for music & events at the Contemporary Music Hub, the new TV & Film facilities at Space2 and our £9.1m Digital Media space – the Digital Media Hub.

At Confetti our classrooms are unique. As part of their course, our students get the chance to go out into industry and Do It For Real at locations across the UK! Check out our interactive map to see how our classrooms are different and to get a taste of the kind of experiences you could take part in whilst studying at Confetti.

Industry Week

As a Confetti student, you will also take part in Confetti’s Industry Week where you’ll meet a range of professionals within your field of interest, as well as other areas of the creative industries.

What you’ll study

Term 1 - Introduction to the Music Industry

You’ll develop your understanding of a variety of job roles and organisations within the music industry. You will also work with a professional musician to produce and mix live recordings in the recording studio. Alongside this, you will also develop your research and writing skills in order to write an article on a chosen music topic.

Term 2 - Modern Music Production

Operate music sequencing software to create your own music, and work with a group of professional session musicians to produce a portfolio of recordings, remixes, and original compositions.

Term 3 - Managing a Music Product

You’ll draw on your creative abilities to plan, organise and execute the production of a radio station and its shows. As well as this, you’ll also produce your own compositions and private portfolio to showcase and share your achievements with friends, family, fans, and invited industry guests.