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In today’s competitive environment and with more ways than ever to get yourself noticed, raw talent might not be enough to get you where you want to be; but that doesn’t have to be the end of your dreams. 

Why music

Whether you are an aspiring performer, producer or you are working towards one of the many other different jobs in music, we will make sure you leave the College with a variety of skills to put you in the best possible position for turning your dreams into a career. Study music from levels 1 to degree-level in a friendly, encouraging environment that offers easy access to great facilities. 

Studying at City College means you will have access to industry-standard facilities with the latest technology and software that you need to know how to use if you’re going to make it in the industry.

Our students are encouraged to discover their niche, but will also become well-rounded music practitioners by the end of their course. As our courses are largely practical, a high level of theory knowledge is not required, but you will be given the chance to develop this during your time with us. 

You will get to work collaboratively with students on other courses, hear from a huge number of industry professionals via workshops, and you will get to explore a variety of opportunities that are all connected to the one you love the most: music. 

Choose your course

Music Practitioner

  • Course code: UFM0003
  • Level: 5
  • Qualification: Foundation Degree
  • Awarding body: Plymouth Marjon University
  • Duration: Two years
  • Course type: Full-time

Music Performance & Production

  • Course code: MUS2
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma, Extended Diploma
  • Awarding body: UAL
  • Duration: One to two years
  • Course type: Full-time

Music Performance & Production

  • Course code: FMU2
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: UAL
  • Duration: One Year
  • Course type: Full-time
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“If you want to learn things like recording and mixing, this is the place to come. It’s very friendly and you’ll have a lot of fun.”

Ethan Wilks

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Welcome to City College


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