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If you're interested in becoming a producer, composer, sound engineer or performing artist, our courses in music will help you build the skills, knowledge and techniques essential to succeed in this exciting and competitive industry.

Our music courses are designed to train and inspire more than traditional musicians.

If you're interested in becoming a DJ, rapper, electronic music producer, game audio producer or event organiser our qualifications offer the opportunity to specialise in various aspects of music technology, composition, performance and business. You will take part in collaborative and individual project work such as managing a student-based record label, organising and performing at live music events, producing an EP of electronic music, scoring a game or film sequence, or taking part in music festivals. You’ll have access to industry-standard equipment, software, studios and live performance settings, giving you the opportunity to build your skills and confidence and make your dreams a reality. Work experience is an essential part of all College programmes, and you will complete a portfolio of work experience with an employer, putting your skills into practice in a real industry setting.

Meet your lecturer

Colin Holton,
Course Leader and Lecturer,

Colin is a course leader and lecturer on the UAL Level 1, 2 and 3 Music courses. His specialist areas are composition, live performance, events management/promotion and Music Industry studies. Colin is also the Director of ‘Salisbury Live’, the organisation that organises music events and projects in and around the City of Salisbury. These events and projects offer vocational and course opportunities to the students. In his spare time Colin loves to play his guitars and strut his stuff at gigs and festivals around the country. He performs many genres of music, though has a soft spot for classic punk rock!

Simon Birch,

Simon has been teaching for 20 years, having started at UAL. He has a long background in music and the arts. He produced, recorded and mixed live bands for many years, touring Europe, playing, DJ’ing and mixing bands at many events and festivals including Glastonbury, Brixton Academy and Brighton Centre. He has recorded bands at Island and EMI studios. He has taught on music, sound and media courses. He is still an active musician today, playing keyboards, synthesisers and mixing for bands in London and Salisbury.

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