Music and Performing Arts

Careers in Music and Performing Arts

Careers in Music and Performing Arts

Studying Music or Performing Arts will enable you to develop skills for a range of careers such as: Musician, Sound Technician, Recording Studio Manager, Actor, Events Manager, Choreographer, Music/Drama Therapist.


Have a look at our Music pathways or Performing Arts pathways to see how you can progress to your dream career.


of our students say the college has a positive learning culture.

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Student Profile

JohnGordon Lane

“The college has good facilities, is a big campus and great place to meet new people.”

Barnsley Academy

Alumni Profile

Matt Helders


“When I went to Barnsley College I'd just started playing drums and the facilities and people I met there gave me amazing opportunities to further my knowledge. I had great experiences that I would say definitely prepared me for the career I'm in now.”

Drummer with the Arctic Monkeys

Student Profile

Nancy Eves

Music Performance Level 3 Full-time

“Barnsley College has amazing facilities on offer, especially the music studios. It's great to be able to experiment with genres and vocal styles whilst learning about different aspects of my course.”

Outwood Academy

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

Our courses are taught by expert tutors who have extensive experience in the music and performance industry.

Reason 2

We have state of the art practice rooms with top of the range Roland electronic drum kits.

Reason 3

We have a purpose made 250 capacity venue with state of the art facilities, where many productions are held.

Reason 4

Students have the opportunity to perform at external events including the college’s most prestigious event of the year, the Excellence Awards.

Reason 5

Students have access to industry standard equipment and software including Pro Tools HD professional standard recording studios, Pro Tools, Logic and Cubase.