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Our courses encompass a range of modules including composing music and live performance which is showcased in students’ collaboration activities.
Our courses are taught by expert tutors who have extensive experience in the music industry.
You will have the opportunity to perform in The Electric Theatre, our purpose-made 250 capacity venue with great facilities, or perform at external events including the College’s prestigious Excellence Awards.
We have industry-standard recording and mixing studios, featuring Avid control surfaces, Genelec monitoring and Mac computers, running the latest ProTools software.
Our acoustically-treated music rehearsal rooms are fully equipped with Roland drum kits, amplifiers and upright electric pianos/keyboards.
The Music department is based in our Old Mill Lane campus – take a 360 tour.
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 Music careers are available.
Music Performance Level 3 Full-time
“I enjoy the opportunity to work with different types of musicians, including students in the production course because being able to play in different styles really helps me improve the diversity in my musicianship. My future career aspirations are to work on cruise ships after university and then session-play or be in function bands. However, my dream career is for the band I’m in now to become my full-time job. ”
Horizon Community College
Music Production Level 3 Full-time
“The teaching staff are fantastic, they are incredibly knowledgeable teachers and will go above and beyond for you. I have had the freedom to work in live sound, which has then shaped my university choices and future career aspirations. I would like to either go down the route of becoming a sound engineer at festivals and gigs or become a composer for film and TV scores. ”
Kirk Balk Academy
“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.”