Faculty of
Performing Arts



  • Title: Music
  • Code: F91052
  • Level: Level 3
  • Length: 2 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Performing Arts

Study on this course will offer diverse career opportunities:

  • Musician
  • Producer
  • Session Musician
  • Song Writer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Theatre
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Retail
All full time courses for home students aged 16 - 18 inclusive are free. For 19+ full time course fees please contact us on 0161 785 4000

Your studies will include:

  • Music classes
  • Music industry
  • Performance studies
  • Recording
  • Sequencing
  • Listening skills
  • Acoustics
  • Composition
  • Production techniques
  • Events management
  • Performance analysis
  • Session musicianship
  • Freelance business management
  • Music technology in performance
  • Song writing
Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)
You will be assessed through practical assignments and live projects, for example performances, videos, portfolios, uploading projects to YouTube, competitions. 
  • University
  • Employment
  • An apprenticeship

You will be required to audition and take part in an interview. You will be given further information on application.

Are you interested in becoming a musician, composer, sound engineer, producer or teacher? If so, then the Music course at the Oldham College is for you. Our tutors have a wealth of industry experience, all working as musicians, producers or engineers, ensuring that you receive a first class, professional training. During your studies you will work in our specialist studios and professional theatre participating in regular skills and technique classes, gigs, master-classes, enrichment and competitions. As well as our on-site shows and workshops at the Grange Theatre, we respond to the needs of schools, community groups and Music employers, providing valuable work experience opportunities for all our students.
  • Front-of-House experience at Grange Theatre
  • Working with industry specialists
  • Participating in master-classes.

 Our performers are frequently approached by external organisations to perform for high-profile public events

  • Performance
  • Musical Theatre
  • Media
  • Technical Theatre
  • Performing Arts

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000