Music Students Playing Guitar and Bass at East Durham College

Music & Music Technology

Is music your passion? Take it up to the next level with a music or music technology course at East Durham College's Peterlee campus!

Choose your Course

Music's all about the individual. Whether you want to feel the beat through the drums, get up on stage and shred on the guitar, play classic pieces on the piano, or get behind the scenes and start producing music yourself, it all happens right here at East Durham College.

Our highly experienced music lecturers are on-hand at all times to ensure that you grow both as a musician and as a person while you're with us. They'll teach you how to hone your musicality to perform to the best of your abilities, teach you the theory behind music and also organise amazing opportunities for you to show your talents.

We're all about preparing you for life after college too; with the things you'll learn at EDC, you'll be prepared to go on to work afterwards, or even on to further study at university after you leave us.

Get A Taste for Music at EDC With Our Video!

See for yourself what music is all about at East Durham College by taking a look at our video below.

State-of-the-art Facilities

Our music (and creative industries students as a whole) get access to the very best facilities while they're studying at East Durham College.

Take a look around our Peterlee campus for yourself using our interactive 360 degree tour below.

At East Durham College, we have absolutely everything a music student could possibly need. This includes:

  • 220-Seat Professional Theatre - where you'll get to both practice and perform to actual real audiences
  • TV Studio and Media Editing Suite - work alongside other students from media and performing arts to produce music videos and other musical pieces
  • ProTools HD Recording Studio - an industry-standard editing suite for bringing together musical performances awaits, allowing you to learn the art behind music production
  • Four Music Practice Rooms - ideal for those jam sessions or recording your audio

It's all about giving you the education you need in music, and that's why we make sure you have access to the very best facilities while you're with us.

On top of that, EDC music students also get stuck right in to a range of performances over their time studying with us. This could be everything from planning your own gig, being in the orchestra for our annual Christmas pantomime or taking part in a music festival in Holland (EDC music students take a trip to Amsterdam every year!).

You'll be taught by the very best too while you're at EDC. Our music tutors have a huge amount of professional music industry experience in everything you could think of: acoustics, arranging and scoring, artist management, music festivals, song writing, composition, live performance, editing and sound design and so much more.

When you leave us, you'll have a professional portfolio which showcases your talent, as well as amazing new skills in self-management, preparing you for bright future in the music industry.

Ready to Apply?

Is Music the course for you at East Durham College?

Great! Hit one of the courses below to apply now.

Any questions? 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 time and/or part time course(s) for 2022/2023 are listed below:

The full time and/or part time course(s) listed below are available to apply for to be studied during the next academic year - 2022/2023.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

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