COURSE FEATURE: Make music at FutureSkills

2 October 2019

Do you have a passion for music? Have you always wondered what a career in the music industry would be like? Whether you have just left school or you are looking for a Higher Education qualification, we have the course for you!

Salary insight:

Ed Sheeran made £666.2 million on the divide tour which finished earlier this year. As a musician your potential earning is limitless.

Highlights of studying Creative Music at FutureSkills 

  • State of the art facilities. The college is equipped with a variety of professional and spacious performance spaces, multiple soundproof rehearsal rooms and recording suites. Not only that, but they also have the latest high-tech software, equipment and instruments.
  • Located in a creative hub. Studying at MediaCityUK means that opportunity is abundant thanks to it’s great location.
  • Situated in the music capital. In the heart of Salford and Manchester, there is no better place to be surrounded by rich musical heritage. Oasis, The Smiths and Joy Division are just some of the many names to have come out of the city. Students can come and take inspiration from the music legends who have come before them.

Highlights of studying Creative Practitioners at the University Centre at Salford City College

  • Studying at a college means cheaper fees.
  • Small class sizes. Intimate class sizes mean more one-to-one teacher-student support.
  • Highest quality rating for Higher Education. At the University Centre we have the highest quality rating for Higher Education in the country and students have achieved high grades consistently for the past five years.
  • Still receive all the student perks. You will still receive all the same benefits as studying at a university including: student discounts, access to student accommodation and use of the facilities at The University of Salford and The University of Bolton.
  • Part time work. Part-time work is also available with the highest paid HE Ambassador programme in Greater Manchester.

Incredible alumni

Best known for her success on 2015’s Britain’s Got Talent, Ella is an accomplished musician whose talents were nurtured in the classrooms of FutureSkills. Making it all the way to the semi-finals, the singer songwriter wowed judges in her first audition with her original song, ‘Summertime’. From the outset Judges insisted that she was “one to watch”.

Since the show, Ella has gone on to perform around the world. In 2017, she released her debut album, ‘Imperfections’, and now has her own performing arts school called ‘Ella Shaw’s Academy of Arts’.

Ella said about her journey: “It’s a long hard path. Things get thrown at you all the time from all directions. But I’m so content with where I am now, all the hard work was definitely worth it”.

Are you interested in a career in music? We have a range of open events. If you are a school leaver, click here. If you are looking for a Higher Education qualification, click here.  

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