From playing music ourselves and seeing live acts, to watching TV and films or listening to the radio, music plays a huge part in our lives. Whether you are an artist or simply love music in general this industry has a wide choice of careers for you. From composing to promoting music, and everything in between, our partnership with dBs Music will help you discover where your true passion lies.
If you wish to pursue a career in music then we offer you the choice of four specialist courses, all of which are equivalent to A-levels. Our Level 2 course is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to one of our Level 3 diplomas.
This Level 3 course is suitable for musicians and non-musicians alike who wish to be involved in the technology of music. Whether you want to be a recording artist, sound engineer, studio technician or producer, this course is for you. You will get involved in recording, remixing, live sound and acoustics, covering everything from microphones and mixing desks to samplers and leading software packages.
As part of your course you will be required to carry out Work Experience and/or an Industry Placement. For more details please click here.
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You would like to pursue a career in the music industry and learn a range of music technology skills.
Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English and mathematics.
Learn how to make and record music in our fully equipped professional sound studios using industry standard software such as Logic and Pro Tools. You will study a range of topics including recording music using digital software, operating a live sound system and negotiating a record deal, as well as learning industry skills and techniques delivered in well-equipped production facilities.
A range of units covering industry skills and techniques delivered in well-equipped production facilities.
Learning commercial skills such as recording music using digital software, operating a live sound system, or negotiating a record deal.
Employment in the music industry or one of dBs Music's degrees in Bristol or Plymouth.
Jack Sutton-Bassett DRUMMER KING CREATURE
Jack completed a Music Diploma Level 3 course at St Austell and is now a drummer in rock and roll band King Creature. Since joining the band Jack has toured China, America and Europe and recorded at Abbey Road. “I enrolled on the diploma because I wanted to study a course that would allow me to play music. I had a great time at the College and I met the guitar player who now plays in King Creature. One of the best things about being part of a band is travelling the world and meeting new people.”
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.