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Music and Performing Arts

Our music technology courses are designed to teach you a range of the creative, technical and essential employability skills required for a successful career in this industry.

Music student working on a switchboard

Recording Studios

We have invested in top of the range Music facilities, including our recording studio, where you can learn technological skills that are vital for the industry.

The facilities include a fantastic-sounding live room, booth and control room, and leading-edge equipment, including a 40-channel TL Audio Valve Technology Console, Neumann U87 condenser microphones and a wide range of rack effects units.

We also have Mac Computer suites for students to practice their skills on, using industry-standard applications including Logic X.

Tash singing in one of the recording studios

Valuable Work Experience

You will have the opportunity to work on live briefs set by your lecturers and have the opportunity to gain professional work experience with our industry partners.

Music students gained valuable experience and incredible employer references after being a part of the ‘All Change for Ashford’ show in May 2022.

Music students gaining some work experience

How you apply for a course at Ashford College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our courses online and see the wide range of academic opportunities that are available to you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply through our online application system for the department you are choosing.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to EKC Ashford College to meet our team, explore our facilities and see which course is right for you.

Outside shot of Ashford College

Career prospects

Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Musicians write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions.
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We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.