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The Electric Theatre is our purpose-made 250 capacity venue with great facilities, where many productions are held. Students have the opportunity to learn their skills in a real theatre environment.
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 industry.
We have practice rooms with top of the range Roland electronic drum kits.
Students have the opportunity to perform at external events including the College’s most prestigious event of the year, the Student Awards.
You will use industry-standard recording and mixing studios, featuring Avid control surfaces, Genelec monitoring and Mac computers, running the latest ProTools software.
Tutorial Support and Additional Learning Support (ALS)
Enrichment (extracurricular activities)
Free or concessionary travel to get to College.
Enterprise – support to set up a business
Studying Music will enable you to develop skills for a range of careers such as: Musician, Sound Technician, Recording Studio Manager or Music Therapist.
See what careers are available in the Music sector.
“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