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A growth industry already worth £3.5 billion, our qualifications mean you really can make a career from making music.View courses »

Whether it's classical, hip-hop or brass bands you're into, a qualification in music offers amazing possibilities for a rewarding career. Our nationally recognised courses are taught by industry-experienced tutors who'll develop your talents as well as giving you the inside knowledge it takes to turn your passion into a living. From instrument and theory lessons or composing your own pieces right through to sound engineering or managing live events, we've got the courses to suit you and the facilities to deliver them brilliantly. 

Picture Yourself

With a qualification in music you could work at home or abroad in areas like songwriting, music production, sound engineering, composing, events management or even as a session musician working with A-list pop artists.

Get Connected

Our network of music industry contacts means we?re able to help students find great work placements as well as experience working on exciting events and performances.

Example Careers

Studio Sound Engineer
£13,000 - £40,000

Sound Engineers work in a recording studio and make high quality recordings of music, speech and sound effects.

£17,000 - £48,000

Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.

Meet the Course Leader

John O'Halloran, Course Leader, Music

John O'Halloran has had many successes running labels, writing, producing and remixing throughout Asia, Europe and the UK. With hits under the guises of Terrorize, Elevation, Technocat and many more. A subject and industry specialist with 20 years? experience at the front end of developing acts, labels and music brands to international recognition with most of the major labels throughout the world including Sony/BMG, EMI, Avex, WEA, Julianas and UKCN to name but a few. John also has his own fully equipped recording studio with an infinite amount of analogue equipment and the latest technologies where he produces acts for labels and management companies and mentors local musicians and producers.

Student Testimonial

Former Level 2 Music student, Kyle Mather

I came to Calderdale College as part of an early intake last year, instead of going into year 11 because I didn't have a good time at school. I love it here and I would recommend my course to anyone that is interested in music. My tutors are all good; they have lots of experience and can point you in the right direction with what you want to do. I've gained lots of confidence while I've been here.

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