Hit all the right notes with a Music course at Bedford College
Wellies at the ready! The UK festival season is in full swing, from Glastonbury to Creamfields and Latitude to T in the Park. And you just know summer has arrived once The Proms have started on TV.
Music plays a big part in many people’s lives. Whatever your tastes, it can make you feel happy, thoughtful or even make you cry. It’s an interesting time for the music industry as the way in which we listen to music is changing. The rapid growth of the media sector has opened up lots of new opportunities from sound design and composition for moving picture, to audio technologies for games and mobile phones.
Whether you are interested in a career in music production or music performance, courses at Bedford College start from beginner right up to degree-level, and cover music production, live performance, sound design, music for media and studio techniques.
Our Music students lead busy lives. When they’re not raising money for charity through gigs, they’re competing against other local school and college bands or going on trips to the HQ of Marshall Amps. Once they finish here, students go on to exciting jobs or decide to study Music further at universities including Kent, Brighton and East Anglia.
Tom went on to graduate from the University of Bedfordshire with a first-class degree. He’d eventually like to work as a sound engineer and film/TV music composer and recently recorded audio for The Man who Sewed the World, a documentary screened at the Odeon cinema in Bletchley.
We have a great team of staff and supporting technicians. Lecturers include Charlie Luscombe who has released two singles on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify with his Country - rock band Black Smoke Symphony, and Steven Vincent of The Adventures of Stevie V whose successful single Dirty Cash (Money Talks) reached number 2 on the UK singles chart in the nineties.
Another student Joel has moved from performer to producer thanks to the great facilities here at College. “I’m a gigging musician and a session musician – so music is pretty much my whole life! The course is great for people who have a passion to get into the music business. I didn’t originally see myself as a producer but now I feel that I have the skills to be able to go into the studio and produce my own work.”
Our impressive music facilities include:
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- 2 recording studio suites with Apple Mac Pros and mixing decks
- 3 music editing rooms with Logic Pro, Avid Pro Tools & Reason
- A music rehearsal and practice suite with drum kits, an acoustic piano, percussion and a wide range of guitars and basses
- Performance hall with staging and live sound rig.