• LevelLevel 3
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration2 years
  • Awarding bodyEdexcel


This course will provide you with the opportunity to gain skills and information about the technical aspects of the music industry. This course allows you to gain both hands on experience in practical scenarios as well as develop an in-depth theoretical knowledge on the technical aspects and areas of the music industry. You will cover acoustics for musicians, audio engineering principles, composing music, concert production and staging, dj performance techniques and music events management.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

You will study:

  • Recording Skills
  • Sequencing – Using Cubase
  • Music Tech in Performance, including using DJ Technology
  • Composition
  • Live Sound Techniques
  • Developing Professional Skills
  • Critical Reflection
  • Planning a career in the music industry

September - June

Typically you will be in college between 9.00am to 17:00pm for 4 days a week (subject to change). Free time slots within the timetable will be best suited to self development and access to the college facilities.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 2 vocational qualification and /or five GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above.

You will be assessed through written submissions, presentations, practical assessments and verbal discussions.

University opportunities
Past students have progressed to study degrees in audiovisual technology, sound and music technology, music technology and music production.

Career opportunities
Career opportunities include audio-video production, visual effects, animation, audio development, teaching, music technician, management, studio engineering, game audio, multimedia design and management.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Music Technology & Practice

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Music students can benefit from three recording studios connected to five control rooms (two equipped for surround sound), the largest of which can hold an orchestra. The studios are equipped with industry standard equipment and resources.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.