• TEF Silver

    We have the TEF Silver Award in recognition of our high-quality teaching for higher education

  • 100%

    of our HNC / HND students progressed to employment or further study

    Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (HNC 19+ students)

  • Highly qualified and experienced staff

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 Years 4 Full-Time Bede Campus University Level Qualification

What’s it all about?

If you want to further develop your musical skills and knowledge or gain a much greater readiness for a career in the Music Industry, from industry experts, this course is for you.

This course is designed to give you a huge variety of skills and knowledge to prepare you for many career paths in the Music Industry, learning from highly skilled industry experts.

You will get vast experience in live performance, music production, teaching music and creating musical projects to suit your own ambition and areas of interest. In addition to this, there is still a significant focus on critical thinking and academic research.

56 UCAS points from a minimum of two GCSEs / A-Levels / PPP at BTEC Extended Diploma or equivalent, GCSE grade C / 4 or above (or equivalent qualifications) in Maths and English or extensive, relevant work experience and a successful audition.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 8750.00 *subject to change You might prefer to purchase books from the recommended reading list, however, they are available to borrow from both the college and universitylLibraries. You could have the opportunity to benefit from relevant visits and trips, although these are optional. We provide industry standard musical equipment and provide all PA and studio equipment, keyboards, drum kits, speakers and amps. However, if you play guitar or bass, you will need to have your own, as well as leads. Drummers will also need sticks. Additionally, you will need to provide your own stationary.

Sessions will vary throughout the academic year. these will take the form of lectures, seminars, rehearsal sessions, practical workshops, guest speakers and masterclasses.

You will also be assessed in a variety of ways such as live shows and performances, portfolios, workshops, essays, placements and research tasks.

The award-winning Music Team are highly experienced practitioners as well as educators. They have undertaken world tours, stadium gigs and countless studio sessions.

We have linked up with and performed in a vast amount of venues over the years, such as the Customs House, Sage Gateshead, Newcastle City, New York University and St. Mark's Theatre in Manhattan.

Year 1 - Creative Digital Technologies, Practical Arranging 1, Venue Performing 1, Harmony and Analysis 1, Applied Music Project 1, Teaching and Facilitating Music, Popular Music in Context.

Year 2 - Practical Arranging 2, Venue Performing 2, Harmony and Analysis 2, Applied Music Project 2, Composing.

University of Sunderland

What’s next?

You could progress to a BA (Hons) top-up degree in a related subject to gain a full honours degree. Alternatively you could embark on your chosen career path within the industry.

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Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Medium Salary

£ 23370

555 people employed as Musicians in the current year.

93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

Consistently high achievement rates

Rated Good by Ofsted

*Ofsted June 2016

Excellent student support

Recognised regionally and nationally for our high-quality approach to careers education