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Music Technology

Music Technology plays a key role in music across the world. At DESC, we are pleased to offer two A level courses, and we are one of the only schools in Dubai that offers these subjects in the curriculum.

This course is designed to open up a range of exciting and useful tasks to a wide range of students. Music Technology involves much practical work and encourages the cultivation of a wide range of skills. Students will have opportunities to: sequence MIDI, sequence audio, record live instruments, produce CDs and compose using music technology.

Students will have opportunities to build understanding of the technical processes and principles that underpin effective use of music technology, and comment on it in writing.


Key Stage 5

TermYear 12Year 13
1Introduction to the Course
Practical
Introduction to Logic Pro Software
MIDI sequencing task.
Completion of task 1
Special Focus 1 (set music genres)
History of Popular Music since 1910
Practical Coursework Listening Skills
MIDI sequencing task
History of Music Technology
2Coursework
Listening Skills
Multi-track recording task
Controlled assessment
Arrangement task
Special Focus 2 (set music genres)
History of Popular music since 1910
Practical Coursework
Listening Skills
Multi-track recording task
Composition task
History of Music Technology
3Multi-track/mixing
Arrangement task/mixing
Revision Exam Practice
Multi-track recording/mixing
Composing task
Revision Exam Practice
History of Music Technology