Interested in studying Live Sound and Event Production? Here’s a quick look at what you can expect.

Music Facilities

Rehearsal room
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You’ll be able to use our range of rehearsal rooms, each equipped with industry-standard amplifiers, instruments and equipment.

Auditorium
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Known commercially as The Crossing, our 600-capacity venue lets you gain real, hands-on experience of all aspects of live production using the latest equipment. Our staff are able to provide professional knowledge and share their understanding of the current industry.

Studio
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Our studios provide the technology you need to progress your skills. Using a range of microphones, students are able to learn high-end recording methods on industry-standard recording software from staff with years of experience.

Staff Profiles

Steve Hough
Steve Hough
Over 30 years of composing music and playing guitar and bass guitar in a variety of bands. Read more...

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The UK music sector continues to grow. Not only does it add to the UK’s cultural scene, it is also a major contributor to the economy. According to a 2019 Music by Numbers report, the industry was worth £5.2 billion and employed nearly 200,000 people. Current figures from the West Midlands Combined Authority value the local creative industries at over £4 billion with 10,000 creative enterprises and 49,000 jobs in the West Midlands region.

Our music courses are taught across two campuses with great facilities and location. Both our Digbeth campus which lies in Birmingham’s creative quarter and our Longbridge campus have state-of-the-art recording studios, computer music suites, fully equipped rehearsal rooms and performance spaces for you to use, in and out of your timetabled sessions.

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Why study music with us?

  • Fantastic facilities with industry standard equipment and software
  • Courses are delivered by staff with current music industry experience bringing a wealth of experience and up to date practices to their teaching
  • Imaginative and interesting assignments and project work
  • Work experience opportunities are available in directly related areas. From external performances, location recording and corporate events to our very own 600 capacity working venue The Crossing at Digbeth.
  • You will have a range of opportunities to organise and run live and virtual music events across a variety of spaces at Digbeth and Longbridge Campuses
  • As part of our record labels Cognito Music and 138 Music, you will have the opportunity to make, release and promote your music
  • Recent students have worked in external positions including Free Radio live concerts, Apprenticeship Awards Show, Supersonic and Future Days festivals, lighting operation for O2 venues, Watt’s Orbit location recordings and providing content for online music production websites.
  • The college maintains links with external artists, production specialists, industry employers and successful alumni
  • There is great room for progression with our broad range of programmes from Level 1 specialist courses, Level 2 and 3 Music Performance, Production and Industry skills to FdA and BA(Hons) degree Level 5 and 6, delivered in association with Birmingham City University

Your future in Music

There a wide range of jobs available in performance, technology and event support. Here are just a few of the roles you could go into after studying with us:

  • Music technologist
  • Music production
  • Music composition
  • Live sound engineer
  • Studio engineer
  • Performer
  • Session musician
  • Event support technician
  • Sound designer
  • Music for games

This map gives you an overview of progression opportunities that our courses in Music can lead on to

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Study Hub

Start your studies early with course materials, learning resources and more.

Whether you want a taste of what your course has to offer, or you’re keen to start studying early, our Study Hub is a space for future students to download course materials and learning resources uploaded by your course tutors. Click here to visit our study hub.