What's it all about?

The music industry is constantly changing and developing. If you are passionate about music and have a good understanding of the industry, there are excellent career opportunities. S

Who is it for?

Talent is a bonus in this industry. Employers also like people who are passionate about music, enthusiastic to learn more, able to adapt to changes in the industry and able to work super hard in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. It’s who you know so networking is essential!

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills:Sunderland Culture, Sunderland Empire, renowned musicians such as Elliot Randall, Adam Volsen, Dave Stewart.


of our music students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

Award-winning staff

Our music teaching team won a Silver Teaching Award for Team of the Year*

*Pearson Teaching Excellence 2019

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilitiesfor music students including:

  • £11 million Arts Academy with a200-seat commercial theatre.

  • Sound and lighting studio.

  • Recording studio, music practice rooms and instruments.

Expert & friendly support


What are the career prospects like? There will be 16,350 music and culture jobs in 2024 (NE).

Careers could include: Musican, Producer, Audio Engineer, Promotion Manager or Music Therapist.

There are 501 Musicians employed in our local region and they earn £37,482 a year.


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

Medium Salary

£ 42078

604 people employed as Musicians in the current year.