A students hand on the controls of the mixing desk in the recording studio at East Durham College's Peterlee Campus

Music & Music Technology

East Durham College music courses give you the chance of a direct route into employment, self-employment and freelancing, developing your cultural, technological and business skills within the music industry.

Preparation for the workplace is an important component of our courses too, so work-related activities and work experience placements play a vital route in your education. 

Students achieving a full level 3 programme have the opportunity to apply for university entrance to study on a massive range of higher education courses as well as the foundation degree run at the College in partnership with the University of Sunderland.

State-of-the-art facilities

The College’s boasts state-of-the-art facilities including a 220-seat professional theatre, dance studio, TV studio and media editing suite, four music practice rooms furnished with PA systems, drum-kit and amplifiers and a Protools HD recording studio. This is all designed to make your teaching environment as realistic as possible in preparation for a career in the music industry.

Students will be involved in a wide range of performances throughout the academic year ranging from a Christmas pantomime to a music festival in Holland.

Our music tutors have a wealth of professional music industry experience in the likes of acoustics, arranging & scoring, artist management, music festivals, songwriting, composition, live performance, editing and sound design. East Durham College music courses assess you on the creation of your professional portfolio which showcases your talent. As you progress, you will grow skills in self-management to prepare you for a successful career in the music and cultural industries. 

For general full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

To see full details on our music Level 3 courses, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Level 2 Music Course is listed in the Performing Arts section of the website as this course has different pathway options, music being one of them.

Available full and part time course(s) listed below:

The full time courses listed below are for the academic year 2018/19, starting September 2018. For part-time courses please see the start date within the course page itself.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats as a musician, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website