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Music Performance & Music Production Courses in Brighton

Music Courses for Performance and Production in Brighton

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Welcome to the Music Department at City College Brighton and Hove

We offer a range of exciting and lively vocational music courses designed to equip you with the skills and experience needed in the music industry. Our exciting new full-time UAL (University of Arts, London) Level 3 courses are designed by music business professionals to be as creative and directly linked to industry as possible - no exams are involved! We also offer short evening courses, foundation degrees and a full BA degree. Budding producers and performers alike will benefit from courses taught by practising industry professionals in high quality studios and music production suites. Many students like studying here so much that they progress from Level 3 straight through to a degree. 

We believe that the best way to learn is to do, so all learning is centred around practical projects and vocational scenarios: performers form bands and play at least ten gigs per year around Brighton; engineers do the sound for those gigs; producers record bands in our professional studios; students learn about various aspects of the music industry through their running of Brighton Records, which promotes and releases student productions. On these creative courses all students are encouraged to develop their compositional skills, writing and producing their own music.

Brighton is a great place to live and study, with a very lively music scene, diverse arts and cultural events and festivals, and is only 50 minutes from London on the train. We have excellent links with the local music industry and regularly host guest speakers (recently Norman Cook, Joe Boyd, Rizzle Kicks’ band). There are plentiful opportunities for work experience and volunteering for such events as The Great Escape.


Brighton Records

Brighton Records has been established by City College to help students gain insight and experience in the music industry and nurtures and promotes emerging talent in music composition, recording, production and performance. Students take on one or more roles within the label to help promote their creative work via gigs, digital distribution and CD sales. Brighton Records releases are made available on all major digital distributors such as iTunes Amazon and Spotify.

Excellent facilities and resources

3 professional recording studios with large live rooms attached. The set-ups are based around Pro-Tools HD systems with large Audient analogue mixing consoles. 

2 dedicated Mac labs with a wide variety of professional software including Pro-Tools & Logic Pro. One of these also houses our Doepfer analogue modular synthesis system.

Several smaller pre-production booths running Pro Tools and Logic

Four dedicated rehearsal rooms with full backline and PA.

A large selection of instruments and amplifiers.

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