This course is designed to give you the skills to move on to further study in preparation for a career in music.
When you’ve completed the course, why not level up to Level 3 performance, production or vocal courses, where you can really get into specifics or try something new like games or events.
It is also important to have an understanding of future career opportunities. Music artists and musicians are usually self-employed – it is very rare to be employed. You may either operate as your own small business, or complete freelance work for others, or you may incorporate music as part of a wider portfolio career. Being self-employed will mean you will need a broad skill set to support your music, including enterprise, networking, brand development, marketing and promotion, all embedded in the use of digital tools such as social media channels.
Job roles relating to music include:
performing and recording artist
Many musicians move into music industry support roles such as event management and production, artist and touring management, publishing and record labels.
The wider skills you develop, such as creative thinking, teamwork, problem solving, communication, promotion and enterprise will help you in any job situation. All of these are skills in high demand from today’s employers and our students use their talents in a range of creative roles
The skills you will need are creativity, passion, instrumental ability, compositional skills, marketing and promotional skills, ambition, courage, resilience, teamwork/communication skills and business and enterprise awareness.