Music

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.

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
You will be assessed through practical assignments and live projects, for example performances, videos, portfolios, uploading projects to YouTube, competitions. 
  • 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

  • University
  • Employment
  • An apprenticeship
Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

You will be required to audition and take part in an 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