Our music courses at Digbeth in the heart of Birmingham’s creative quarter are perfect if you want a career in music performance, production or event support. We have outstanding facilities, industry experienced tutors and visiting practitioners who will help you to realise your full potential. We have a range of music performance, technology and event support courses from level 1 right up to honours degree level 6, with our Higher Education programmes delivered in association with Birmingham City University. We also offer short and part-time courses in specialist disciplines.
The Creative Sector
The creative economy in the UK employs 2 million people and has grown by 20% in the last 5 years. The West Midlands creative economy has grown by nearly 30% in the last 5 years and employment in this vibrant and exciting area has grown from 80,000 to 120,000 since 2011.
Studying music at South and City College
Our music performance, technology and event support courses will give you the hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge needed for your career in the music industry and broader creative sector. You will learn with committed, experienced tutors in 3 fully equipped studios, a 600 capacity working venue and specialist music technology and rehearsal rooms equipped with industry standard hardware and software.
You will benefit from our tutors’ current industry links as well as visiting artists, production specialists and successful ex-students. We run a student crew where students gain real world experience working on events and there are many external opportunities for performers and technicians alike.
- Advanced Sequencing Techniques (College Certificate)
- B.A.(Hons) Popular Music Practice (top up)
- Event Production and Management Rockschool Extended Diploma Level 3
- HND in Popular Music Practice
- Live Sound and Event Production Rockschool Diploma Level 3
- Mixing and Mastering (College Certificate)
- Music and Interactive Media Level 1
- Music and Music Technology Gateway Level 1
- Music BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3
- Music Performance Rockschool Diploma Level 3
- Music Performance Rockschool Level 3
- Music Rockschool Extended Certificate Level 2
- Music Skills & Technology Diploma Gateway Level 2
- Music Technology BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3
- Music Technology Certificate
- Music Technology Rockschool Diploma Level 3
- Recording (College Certificate)
- Sequencing (College Certificate)