Technical Music courses

If you want become a musician, performer or record producer, we have some of the best facilities in the country to help you succeed. Study in our state-of-the-art production suites and recording facilities and master your craft with guidance from our passionate teaching staff. Studying a Technical BTEC course in Music at Blackburn College is a great way of turning a hobby into a potentially lucrative career.


Why Blackburn College?

  • Fantastic work placement opportunities at local music venues, allowing you to gain real world experience.
  • Study using our professional music software including Avid ProTools and Sibelius 8 to ensure you're prepared for the industry.
  • Benefit from masterclasses with guest speakers.
  • Perfect your skills in our rehearsal spaces, recording studios complete with mixing suites.
  • Showcase your work and technical abilities at music events organised by Blackburn College and our partners.
  • Go backstage with some of the world's biggest bands, with students going backstage at the Download Festival, Snow Patrol and Florence + the Machine.

Career Opportunities 

Here are just a few of the careers and job roles our students have gone on to do:

  • Composer
  • Music publisher
  • Performing musician
  • Music producer
  • Recording artist
  • Session musician
  • Songwriter/vocalist
  • Sound engineer
  • Sound recordist
  • Studio manager