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Music

Pathways

Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Musicians, producers, sound engineers and record label owners have all started their careers at Canterbury College – you could be next. 

Our lecturers are all active in the music industry and help students develop the skills and professional links to start a career. Students spend time learning the latest technology-based techniques.

You can take advantage of small group and individual instrumental and vocal lessons as part of the curriculum.

Careers
  • Composer/Musician
  • Studio Engineer
  • Music Producer
  • Music Teacher
  • Live Sound Engineer

We have five fully equipped rehearsal rooms, two recording studios and post-production rooms. Aspiring producers can develop their skills on industry-standard applications including Logic X, Ableton and Sibelius.

BRIT Kids at Canterbury College is one of our newest partnership schools. Hosted at Canterbury College,  BRIT kids offers classes in Theatre, Dance, Singing, Art Club, Digital Design and Film Making.

Students at Canterbury College benefit from 10% off all weekend classes at BRIT Kids.

Find out more here.

Career Prospects

Example: Musicians

 Annual pay
£17,680 - £32,760
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 24% over the period to 2027, adding 12,200 jobs. In the same period, 71% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 36,377 job openings.

Role description

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

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Are you?

16-18

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progess and succeed at College.

Here is a list of entry criteria for this pathway:

This programme of study is designed to drive your progression toward advanced employment or apprenticeship opportunities.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks further progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue through your studies to higher levels.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grade 3, ideally including English and maths.

This course provides time for you to gain vocational expertise in your chosen specialism and achieve your English and maths to grade 4 or an equivalent. Achievement at this level will have a positive impact upon your future opportunities and open up new choices for you, including skilled employment, apprenticeship, or progression to Level 3.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 GCSEs grade 2 to 1 including Functional Skills English and maths Level 1 or above.

This programme of study is designed to accelerate progression toward advanced employment, higher study or apprenticeship opportunities if you are clear about your next steps and you have the explicit entry criteria to ensure your success.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue your studies to higher levels.

For a Level 3, including all T Level and A Level programmes of study, we require students to have an average point on entry score of 5.0 from their best 6 subjects, ideally including English and Mathematics.

In addition to the general entry criteria for T Levels and A Levels many individual subjects will also require students to have specific GCSE grades in specific subjects, and some will have a specified level of skill requirement as well as specific GCSE grade requirements. Please see the individual information regarding the requirements for each subject course.

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Why people love Music

Music performances

Music performances

Regular performances in our Lanfranc Theatre give our students the real gig experience.

Courtney Brown

Courtney Brown

"The Music course is really varied and I'm able to develop my skills using different instruments. My tutors are really supportive and give us a lot of independence when producing our own tracks. We are able to put on our own performances and gigs which is so much fun."

Fantastic Facilities

Fantastic Facilities

Music students have access to studios which have industry standard equipment, allowing them to experience working within the industry. We have five fully equipped rehearsal rooms, two recording studios and post-production rooms.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent
CT1 3AJ

Telephone:
01227 811111