Are you interested in becoming a musician or producer? Do you imagine a successful career in a creative industry or in any business that requires strong communication skills, confidence, creative thinking and entrepreneurship?  Then the Music course at 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, working on projects in our specialist studios and professional theatre

Your studies will include:

  • Music
  • Communicating music to an audience
  • Writing music
  • Performance
  • Rehearsals.

As well as developing music performance skills, you will participate in maths and English classes to ensure that you are developing core skills which will help you gain professional employment in the music industry. 

You will be assessed through practical assignments and live projects, for example productions, creative projects and portfolio work.

  • 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.
  • Level 2 Diploma in Music
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeship
Level 1 – 3 x GCSES at grades E or level 2/3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

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

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

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