Looking for a career in music? Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Performer, Producer or Publisher. If you’ve got the music in you, we’ve got the course to help you fine-tune your talents.

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Congratulations you’re considering an amazing subject that offers a phenomenal future. Carving out a career in music takes patience and a strong belief in yourself, but you can do it! You already know you have the talent and the passion, that’s why you’re reading this now.

But do you have the dedication, drive, determination and a willingness to embrace, learn and adapt to succeed in this innovative industry? If you do then it’s time to follow your dream.

Our courses prepare you for a future in the music industry whether that’s as a performer, a technician or even a manager. Our musical teaching team are industry professionals with a wealth of experience in production, performance and management and they will guide and support you through your learning. Whatever your preferred pathway, developing your production skills in mixing, cutting or editing, learning about becoming a session musician or a lead performer, our courses will help you understand the idiosyncrasies of the industry, increase your knowledge and ultimately your marketability to work in this amazing sector.

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College 16-18

College 16-18 (3)

College Higher Skills

HE & Higher Skills (1)

College Adult Education

Adult Learners 19+ (1)

Why work in the Art, Performance & Design Industry?

Employment in Art, Performance and Design roles are up 15.3% since 2019

Wide range of jobs in the Art, Performance & Design Industry

A wide range of employers in the Art, Performance & Design Industry

Advertising Accounts Managers and Creative Directors




Actors, Entertainers and Presenters


Dancers and Choreographers


Considering a career in Art, Performance & Design?

If you’re not sure what to study, then why not take some time to find out more information about possible careers?

Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.

Qualifications & levels explained

There is a wide range of qualifications and levels available, but not all of them may be right for you. If you’re not sure what qualification type or level you should be searching for, take a look at our qualifications explained.

Find the perfect career

We can help you find that perfect career even if you’re not sure what it is yet! At Kirklees College, our mission is to make you as successful as you can be, from finding the right career to gaining the right skills.

Case Studies


Studying Music Technology Level 3

I moved to the area because the course was recommended to me and was exactly what I wanted to do. Kirklees College has been a good space to learn in. I’ve really enjoyed it.


Studying Music Practitioner Subsidiary Diploma Level 3

Kirklees College stood out to me because of the music facilities and how friendly and welcoming everyone was. I’ve learnt a lot and developed myself and definitely become a more confident person. Everyone has such a positive attitude and the course is fantastic; I would recommend it.


Studying Music Level 3

I chose this course as I felt I could gain a lot of knowledge and experience from the tutors who are all very friendly. I have great communication with the staff on the course as they are approachable and can discuss any questions you might have.