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Introduction

If you are an aspiring musician, songwriter, promoter, recording engineer, DJ producer or radio broadcaster, Fareham College’s music department provides courses designed to amplify your prospects for a vibrant career in the music industry. 

Following a career in the music industry takes passion, talent and professionalism and Fareham is the perfect place to immerse yourself in all elements of composing, creating, recording, and mixing music. 

Significant investment in our music department has created fantastic facilities for our music students. Our professional tutors have excellent links with the music industry allowing you to develop your skills through attending workshops, playing at gigs, working with guest professionals, and visiting external venues. 

Course Facilities

With close connections to the Performing Arts and Media departments, our extensive music facilities provide an inspiring environment in which to study, rehearse, compose, and perform including: 

  • Four air-conditioned rehearsal studios, equipped with a Mapex meridian birch drum kit, Paiste pst5 cymbal set, industry-standard live sound rig, DJ decks (vinyl and CD) and an array of music tech equipment for both live and studio applications 
  • Recording studio equipped with a digital sound desk, speakers and amplifiers, channel compressor, microphones, and patch bay with connections to all rehearsal rooms, theatre, and media studio 
  • Mac suite with Pro Tools & Logic software
  • Extensive digital recording and editing equipment
  • Fully equipped theatre 120 seat professional-standard theatre, with full sound system, lighting, and dedicated technical support. 

Course Facilities

With close connections to the Performing Arts and Media departments, our extensive music facilities provide an inspiring environment in which to study, rehearse, compose, and perform including: 

  • Four air-conditioned rehearsal studios, equipped with a Mapex meridian birch drum kit, Paiste pst5 cymbal set, industry-standard live sound rig, DJ decks (vinyl and CD) and an array of music tech equipment for both live and studio applications 
  • Recording studio equipped with a digital sound desk, speakers and amplifiers, channel compressor, microphones, and patch bay with connections to all rehearsal rooms, theatre, and media studio 
  • Mac suite with Pro Tools & Logic software
  • Extensive digital recording and editing equipment
  • Fully equipped theatre 120 seat professional-standard theatre, with full sound system, lighting, and dedicated technical support. 

Full Time Courses

Our Level 2, 3 and 4 Music programmes include a range of practical and theoretical musical elements, including the wider aspects of performance and musicianship, studio recording and production and sound engineering. In addition, you will develop your confidence and the right skills to progress into employment, or onto higher education. 

There is also a strong focus on the commercial aspects of the music and entertainment industries, and you will gain an in-depth understanding of business-related operations including releasing, marketing, and distributing music. 

Our full time courses provide: 

  • Outstanding performance and production facilities 
  • Teaching by practicing music industry specialists 
  • Workshops with established, experienced industry professionals
  • Creative freedom to develop in your chosen field of interest 
  • Opportunities to form bands, compose and design music and sound for a range of genres and mediums 
  • A multi-disciplinary approach, giving you the experience to work with other specialisms for the full production experience. 

Full Time Courses

Our Level 2, 3 and 4 Music programmes include a range of practical and theoretical musical elements, including the wider aspects of performance and musicianship, studio recording and production and sound engineering. In addition, you will develop your confidence and the right skills to progress into employment, or onto higher education. 

There is also a strong focus on the commercial aspects of the music and entertainment industries, and you will gain an in-depth understanding of business-related operations including releasing, marketing, and distributing music. 

Our full time courses provide: 

  • Outstanding performance and production facilities 
  • Teaching by practicing music industry specialists 
  • Workshops with established, experienced industry professionals 
  • Creative freedom to develop in your chosen field of interest 
  • Opportunities to form bands, compose and design music and sound for a range of genres and mediums 
  • A multi-disciplinary approach, giving you the experience to work with other specialisms for the full production experience. 

Higher Education

Our Level 4 Music course offers an affordable, flexible, and skills-based route to achieve a higher-level qualification. Whether you are already in employment within the music industry and want to take your career to the next level, or are progressing from a Level 3 course at college and would like to hone your performance and technology skills further, a HE qualification at Fareham will add outstanding amplification to your career. 

Higher Education

Our Level 4 Music course offers an affordable, flexible, and skills-based route to achieve a higher-level qualification. Whether you are already in employment within the music industry and want to take your career to the next level, or are progressing from a Level 3 course at college and would like to hone your performance and technology skills further, a HE qualification at Fareham will add outstanding amplification to your career. 

Career Options

Whatever your interest in music, courses in this area prepare you to enter a wide range of different careers in the industry, with roles including: Professional Musician, Promoter or Publicist, Recording Engineer, Media Producer or Publisher, DJ, Music Retailer, Music Journalist, Studio Technician, Audio Engineer, Music Event Manager and Music Therapist.