Great news! Students who join us in September 2021 on a Music performance course will receive a free microphone and ear defenders and those on a Music production course will get free headphones to help them with their studies. (Full time students only. Learner Support Fund eligibility criteria applies – enquire at enrolment.)
You’ll be able to use our range of rehearsal rooms, each equipped with industry-standard amplifiers, instruments and equipment.
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.
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.
Over 30 years of composing music and playing guitar and bass guitar in a variety of bands. Read more...
Develop your production skills. Grow as a performer. Or take things to the next level with a degree course. Wherever your musical curiosities lie, we’ll help you on the path to music industry success.
Find out more from our tutors in the video below or take a virtual tour of our specialist facilities.
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If you’re ready to apply now, choose your course below and apply directly from the course page. Need to know more? Book a call with one of our friendly admissions staff, who can answer your questions and guide you through the application process.
|BA (Hons) Popular Music (Awarded by Birmingham City University)||6||View course|
|Foundation Degree in Popular Music (Awarded by Birmingham City University)||5||View course|
|Music Production BTEC National Extended Diploma - Longbridge (Bournville College)||3||View course|
|Music Production BTEC National Extended Diploma - Digbeth Campus||3||View course|
|Music Performance BTEC National Extended Diploma - Digbeth Campus||3||View course|
|Music Performance BTEC National Extended Diploma - Longbridge (Bournville College)||3||View course|
|Music Industry Skills BTEC Diploma||2||View course|
|Music Production Award||2||View course|
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.
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:
This map gives you an overview of progression opportunities that our courses in Music can lead on to
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.