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Music (Technology/Production)


Key Facts

Level 5
Wakefield City Campus, ASIC Building
Start Date:
September, 2021
2 Years
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This course is designed for music performers and creative technologists who wish to enter the music profession and want to develop a range of skills on a nationally-recognized Level 5 qualification.

The purpose of BTEC Higher National in Music (Technology/Production) is to develop students as professional, self-reflecting individuals able to meet the demands of employers in the music industry and adapt to a constantly changing world. 

The course is aimed at students wanting to continue their education through applied learning. In addition to the knowledge, understanding, and skills that underpin the study of the music industry, the course gives students the experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare them for further study or training.

Course Features
  • TEF Silver Award
  • Brand new facilities

Course Structure

  • The Music Industry Market
  • Promotion of Professional Development
  • Applied Sound Principles
  • Recording Technology
  • Recording
  • Creative Software Techniques
  • Creative Synthesis Techniques
  • Composing using Technology

  • Creative Research Project
  • Advanced Music Production
  • Mixing and Mastering
  • Advanced Composing using Technology
  • Sound Design
  • Advanced Synthesis and Processing
  • Composing to a Brief


Entry Requirements

Minimum 64 UCAS tariff points from A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in a related subject or a relevant Access programme. Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our APL process for accreditation towards this course. All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview.


Points Required

If you’re applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

Fees & Funding

£6,750 per year.

Course Costs Included in the fees


Course Costs Not Included in the Fees


Bursaries and scholarships

The University Centre at Wakefield College has a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course at the University Centre. For more information please click here.

Other Financial Support

Through Student Finance England You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs. For more information please click here.


Our BA Hons Creative Industries top-up degree offers a progression route to achieving a level 6 qualification. 


HND Music (Technology/Production)