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Students have the opportunity to work collaboratively to create new and innovative group projects with peers and tutors.
Our courses are taught by expert tutors who have extensive experience in the music and performance industry.
We have state of the art practice rooms with top of the range Roland electronic drum kits.
We have a purpose made 250 capacity venue with state of the art facilities, where many productions are held.
Students have the opportunity to perform at external events including the college’s most prestigious event of the year, the Excellence Awards.
Students have access to industry standard equipment and software including Pro Tools HD professional standard recording studios, Pro Tools, Logic and Cubase.
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 or Theatre Director.
“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
Popular Music BA (Hons) (Performance Route)
“I really enjoyed my time at College; the staff were always so friendly and the industry-standard facilities were incredibly useful. Studying at Barnsley College allowed me to gain a Master’s Degree at Leeds Beckett University and most definitely helped me to get where I am today.”
Popular Music BA (Hons) (Performance and Production Routes)
“I really enjoy the relaxed environment at College. I feel that staff can be really encouraging without putting pressure on you and they are so helpful. I enjoy meeting new people and the opportunities I get to expand my knowledge of music in practice the most. ”
Music Production Level 3 Full-time
“I enjoy coming to College and having the opportunity to work with amazing music facilities every day and the ability to record and work in professional quality studios in and out of lesson time. I would highly recommend Barnsley College to anyone who is interested in pursuing music as a career, as they have top quality facilities and amazing tutors.”
Penistone Grammar School - ALC
Music Performance Level 3 Full-time
“College has such a warm, welcoming environment and I love being able to spend time learning with like-minded people who are passionate about the same things as me. I most enjoy the ability to be creative and have fun with projects, whether it’s on my own or working collaboratively.”
Kettlethorpe High School
Performing Arts Production Arts Level 3 Full-time
“I most enjoyed performing on stage at College. I developed many skills that are now beneficial in my career.”
Entertainer at Parkdean Holiday Park
Performing Arts: Acting Pathway Level 3 Full-time
“One of the things I enjoy most about coming to College is being able doing what I love everyday with really nice people. My favourite thing about the course is the fact that it constantly challenges me to better my craft and become the best I can be. ”
TLC Private School, Cyprus
Performing Arts: Musical Theatre Pathway Level 3 Full-time
“I decided to study at College due to the wide range of courses that are available. I love to meet new people and see their individual personalities and abilities as well as what each of them bring to the college as a student. ”