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By joining Music in September, you can have a massive impact on the culture of Ashford, and get involved with lots of events and activities that help to shape what this town looks like. A recent example was when our Music students took on the roles of the entire crew for 'The Company's latest play 'All Change for Ashford'. This gave them such a unique experience when it came to production, as the show moved around 3 venues in the town over the course of the night! Audiences loved it, and the show's director Stephen Israel called our students 'a real credit to the college.' Maybe you could have more of an impact come September...?
'the spotlight' is a podcast founded in January of this year by students on our Music pathway, and shines a light on the students of Ashford College, as well as people in our community who have an impact on the college. It was created out of an aspiration to do something fun and to be able to have an impact on the college outside of the curriculum. We hope you will join us in saying it has achieved so! Hosted by Tash and Jordan, this podcast hopes to give you an insight into life here at the college. By becoming a Music student with us, you can get involved in next year's podcast episodes and gain some experience that you wouldn't normally get anywhere else. Learn more about 'the spotlight' here.
Our recording studio at the Elwick Road site has been designed and built to the highest specification in consultation with industry professionals. The facilities include a fantastic-sounding live room, booth and control room, and leading-edge equipment, including a 40-channel TL Audio Valve Technology Console, Neumann U87 condenser microphones and a wide range of rack effects units. As part of your music course, you will be able to learn about this room with no detail spared, and put your technological skills you gain during theory lessons into practice!
The jobs and roles available within the music industry are varied and skilled. Through industry experience and teaching by our experienced lecturers, you can progress towards many options after college, whether that be going onto higher study, or starting a career in the Music Tech industry. Examples of roles you could go onto in this industry include Composer, Studio Engineer, Music Producer, Music Teacher, Music Promotions Manager, Live Sound Engineer, Studio Sound Engineer, Musician, DJ and Radio Assistant.
As well as top of the range facilities for our Music students to use, we also have the best software to allow you to excel in this pathway. Our Mac Computer suites will allow you to practice your skills practice their skills on industry-standard applications including Logic X. Skills in the software that we use are highly sought after in this industry, and coming to Ashford will give you an edge over the competition.
Take a look at our Music pathway in more detail today - time is running out to apply for courses starting this September!