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Music

Our Digbeth campus lies in Birmingham’s creative quarter, where several music venues are also located. 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.

Why study music with us?

  • South and City College has access to some of the best facilities in the country. The Crossing @ Digbeth is our very own 600 capacity working auditorium. The venue is equipped with studios, specialist music technology, and rehearsal rooms. As a student you can expect that you will be given the opportunity to gain work experience at our own venue. Recent students have worked in external positions including last year’s Free Radio Live Concert. The college maintains links with external artists, production specialists, and successful alumni. 
  • Our courses are broad with some courses starting from level 1, up to honours degree level 6, with our Higher Education programmes delivered in association with Birmingham City University.

Your future in music

Jobs in performance, technology and event support

  • Music technologist
  • Music production
  • Music composition
  • Live sound engineer
  • Studio engineer
  • Music performer
  • Musician
  • Event support technician

Courses

Case Study

case study

This is what James Burgess, BA (Hons) Popular Music, had to say: "South and City College exceeded my expectations in many ways. The first thing that was very apparent to me was the professionalism and relevance to working in the actual music industry the course had. This is an area that many academic courses lack, in my previous experience. As a working musician I meet a lot of ex South and City students on the local scene."

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