If you dream of having your own music released, performing on stage or even owning and operating your own recording studio then this sector is perfect for you. Along with learning the theory behind the matter, you will gain hands-on experience in the College's purpose built recording studios where you will work with industry standard equipment. 

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Career Choices

The music industry is a diverse and expanding career route which offers opportunities to work in television, radio and the web. There are also opportunities to become self-employed or get into teaching. 

MC Progression Pathways

Careers students could progress into following completion of a music course at Middlesbrough College include:

Studio Engineering  |  DJ-ing  |  Radio and Television Work  |  Professional Performing  |  Computer Game Sound Design | Musician 




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Why study with us?

  1. Music students have access to three recording studios and five control rooms equipped for surround sound
  2. Our on-campus theatre is the perfect venue for music students to perfect their live performance skills
  3. We regularly ask music students to showcase their musical abilities at college open events and award presentations gaining valuable, practical experience
  4. Many of our previous students have progressed onto university to study everything from sound engineering and design, to music performance and management
  5. Local industry connections allow students to get a taste of working in the industry whilst advancing their CV
Keiran Atkins sat in front of an audio mixer
I studied Level 3 Media at Middlesbrough College and decided to stay to study for my degree as the facilities are industry standard and I know that Middlesbrough College has amazing links with employers.
Success stories
Sam Marrs standing wearing their gown at graduation
I was amazed by the amount of work available to me after completing my course - it has opened new doors to jobs I didn't think I could apply for. I hope to go on to progress my career in this industry and work my way towards a senior position in the future.
Success stories
Michael Rice in a music classroom with other students
“The course has been fantastic in developing my song writing and production skills. My tutors have helped me secure some great gigs at local venues and schools.”
Success stories
Dan Harrison sitting at an audio mixer
During my time on the course I gained a wider skillset and also the knowledge of many other aspects of the music industry I had previously not considered as career options. From my time on the course I have since taken this skillset around the world with me working in several different countries doing what I love, which all started from this course!
Success stories
Middlesbrough College Student sitting in a music studio
I'd definitely recommend an access course - you have nothing to lose and plenty to gain!
Success stories