Music & Music Technology

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Whether you are interested in making and recording music or are an aspiring producer, artist, DJ or sound engineer looking to release your potential, you can learn the skills to develop your career via our variety of inspirational music technology courses.

Courses range from Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Music Technology to HNC/HND Music Production. Our courses are delivered using the impressive facilities at our Roland Academy where you will learn a broad range of skills including acoustics, keyboard techniques, music production, sound for moving image, music events management and music performance techniques. You will also have access to a wide range of music tools including guitar effects units, loops stations, portable recorders and a variety of instruments.

The course will be further enhanced through workshops by industry professionals, study trips and regular visits to performances.

The music industry is worth £3.8bn to the UK economy and currently has 110,000 people in full-time employment, 67,000 of whom are musicians. You could go on to work in TV or film as a sound engineer, get into the music industry as a promoter or performer or session musician or move into teaching or Music Therapy. The opportunities are vast. Every Shrewsbury College student applying to university has been offered a place, usually at their first choice of university, with most progressing to some of the UK’s most prestigious institutions.

Music is my life and the great thing about the course is that it really is tailored to each student’s needs. The more you put in, the more you get out of it. We do a lot of peer focused work too, so we are always helping each other and we all get on really well - which is great!

We get a lot of performing experience, as well as continuous access to the studios and facilities, which is great!

Georgia Lloyd
Music Technology

Student Success

Current HNC students have created a successful band called The Sun Hotel. The band has recorded an EP and are embarking on a tour across the Midlands. Level 3 students often have bookings to play weddings and private parties.

Past Students

Music Technology qualifications can lead to many exciting and varied careers such as music therapist, musician, music teacher or a sound technician in broadcasting, film or video. Every student that has applied to university has been offered a place, often their first choice. Our students progress to some of the UK’s top institutions, including the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance and the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts as well as Bristol, Staffordshire, Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester Universities.

Career Options

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Music Promoter £12,000+
  • Studio Sound Engineer £13,000+

You could go on to be a:

  • Music Therapist £25,000+
  • School Music Teacher £21,000+

Source: National Careers Service