Music Courses – Performance and Production

If you’re passionate about music performance and production…

Our Music Performance and Production courses are delivered by a team of experienced staff who are active professionals and their expertise is valued by our students.

There are excellent facilities for students including dance and drama studios, recording studios and production suites running Logic Pro and FL Studio. We also have a large performance space and practice rooms for all musicians.

Career options include:

  • Film and Media Composer
  • Recording Artist
  • Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer
  • Session Musician
  • Touring Musician

Further education Music Performance and Production programmes focus on developing a wide range of skills to prepare students for careers in the industry. Our Creative Arts Curriculum Areas are a vibrant and dynamic community of practitioners encompassing musicians and producers in all genres.

Our course programmes have a strong vocational bias with a high level of relevance to professional practice in the musical and media industries and are designed to develop proficient and versatile practitioners.

Full-time Courses

Music Performance and Production Diploma Level 2
Music Performance Level 3
Music Production Level 3
Technical Theatre and Production Arts Level 3

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Our Students

New single and video from 2019 graduate
Examples of students on YouTube doing what they learn here.
Ex Music Tech Student 2018 8.5 Million Views
NME Winning Band Rat Boy, members from Music Tech and Pop Music

Live performances by our students

Live performances by our Further Education Alumni

The Singer featured in the video is an ex Colchester Institute music student
One of the rappers and the Drummer featured in the video are ex Colchester Institute music students


Music courses geared up for the 2020s and beyond!

  • Large percentage of students gaining places at top music colleges (Leeds College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Guildhall School)
  • A curriculum that enables students to become high level singers and musicians in order to pass any audition
  • How to record and produce professional music in any style at college and then also at home.
  • Expert coaching on planning a music career using YouTube, Spotify and other social media platforms
  • Conservatoire level composition and music theory training
  • Regular recording sessions
  • Weekly performances

Great facilities!

  • Large concert hall with two concert grand pianos and professional live sound equipment
  • 15+ Pianos
  • Small and large practise rooms for all styles of music
  • Large multitrack studio with grand piano

Course Leader for Music, Michael Allen BMus, MMus, MMP, FGSMD says…

“This course has been designed to get you wherever you want to get to in music. Whether that be at a University, Music Conservatoire or a career as a recording and performing musician, we can help you achieve your goal. The combination of high level musical training in any style with unrivaled practise, recording and performing facilities means we send our students towards a career in music. No question.

You wont find a course that has this level of industry relevance anywhere else”

Course Leader for Music Technology, Rhett Moir BA (Hons) says…

“The music industry is so diverse now and there are more opportunities to find employment than ever before. We have had ex-students mix gigs at Wembley, Compose for films and video games like Spiderman and Watch Dogs, DJ all over the world, Set up and work in recording studios and become award winning artists performing at Glastonbury. The collaborative nature of the courses and the skills you will build will mean you can thrive in either higher education or employment in the industry. I’m looking forward to working with you”