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If you have a passion for everything related to music performance and production and would like to pursue a career in the music industry, then one of our courses can help you build the skills, knowledge and techniques needed to begin that journey to success in this exciting and competitive field.

Our music courses cover a wide range of skills that support many career prospects related to the music industry.

If you have a keen interest in music performance, production, composition, studio technology, live sound, or music event management, then our qualifications offer the opportunity to discover and develop an area of specialism in this vibrant and diverse area of the creative industries,

Your collaborative and individual project work will give you the opportunity to take part in music events as a performer, DJ, sound engineer, stage manager, event manager and more. You could develop music software skills, work in the recording studio as a producer or engineer, compose electronic music or produce audio for games and film using industry standard equipment in our studios and live performance settings.

Using our close contacts with industry professionals you will also be given opportunities to build your portfolio of work experience, putting your skills into practice in a real industry environment.

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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