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British music continues to be a global export success story.

Music at Wakefield College

Our School of Popular Music has a rich mix of students and music interests and a strong reputation for developing highly successful, rounded musicians and industry professionals.

Career opportunities in the music industry extend well beyond performance. If you don’t see yourself as a performer, you may aspire to a career as a sound engineer, songwriter, producer, promoter, teacher, manager, backline technician, sound designer or composer.

Whatever your enthusiasm, it’ll be nurtured by working interactively with your fellow students with the guidance of tutors who are dedicated to enabling you to fulfil your potential.

Key Points
  • Collaborative live music projects in and out of College
  • Trips and visits
  • Guest lectures from local and regional industry professionals
  • Practical exploration of a range of industry-specific resources
My time at Wakefield College has been very rewarding and I’ve learnt more about equipment, live music, and the businesses and organisations around Wakefield.
Zoe
Music

What’s New

Catch up with the latest news and events in Music at Wakefield College...
Wakefield still reeling from incredible Long Division Festival

Wednesday, 12 June, 2019

Wakefield is still reeling after an incredible weekend of live music at Long Division 2019 last month.

Wakefield College’s Creative Industry Day hits the right note with students

Tuesday, 28 May, 2019

Students on Wakefield College’s Music courses had the opportunity to hear from professionals working in the creative industries on 22 May.

I now run my own recording studio and rehearsal rooms and work as a live music engineer, earning a living from doing what I love most.
Darren
Music

Study Packs

Have you ever wondered what type of work students do on their course at college? Check out our sample study packs to find out.

They contain work you can complete at your own pace that will help develop your independent learning skills and prepare you for your next steps with Wakefield College.

Music - Level 2.pdf
1.19 mb · 18 March, 2021

Music - Music Performance.pdf
716.34 kb · 18 March, 2021

Music - Music Production.pdf
626.27 kb · 18 March, 2021

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(Re)Watch our Virtual Open Event

(Re)Watch our virtual online Open Event with staff interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

Virtual Open Event
19 June, 2021

Join us for our Virtual Open Event with staff & student interviews, Q&As, virtual campus tours, college updates and more.

View all our Previous Virtual Open Events

Case Studies

What our students say about us...
My time at Wakefield College has been very rewarding and I’ve learnt more about equipment, live music, and the businesses and organisations around Wakefield.
Photo of Zoe Leeann Bunting
Ashley studied the Extended Diploma in Music (Performance) at Wakefield College.
Photo of Ashley Renwick
I now run my own recording studio and rehearsal rooms and work as a live music engineer, earning a living from doing what I love most.
Photo of Darren Brookes
Ashley studied the Extended Diploma in Music (Performance) at Wakefield College.
Ashley
Music
I now run my own recording studio and rehearsal rooms and work as a live music engineer, earning a living from doing what I love most.
Darren
Music

The Feed

Wish You Were Here | A Pink Floyd Livestream Experience

The School of Popular Music at Wakefield College is proud to present 'Wish You Were Here' - A Pink Floyd Livestream Experience with a variety…

Music
7 June, 2021
Chilled weekend vibes
Chilled weekend vibes

Some chilled weekend vibes in our Live room today. Our Access students jamming into the Easter break.

Music
26 March, 2021
Lockdown Tour of our Music Department

Purpose built recording studios, live performance spaces, all the latest equipment. The only thing missing now is our students.
We can't wait till we can safely welcome people back!

Music
2 March, 2021
New music studios

New studios are taking shape! Still to go in main studios are the Focusrite Claret Pre X and Claret OctoPre’s. Our new home will have five 16-track studios, all running Pro Tools 2019, Logic Pro X, Cubase Pro 10 and Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate. Looking forward to a creative 19/20 academic…

Music
21 June, 2019
Upload 2019

Big thanks to all the talented students and staff for making it happen.

Music
15 June, 2019

Music Courses