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What can I do with my degree in Music/Music Technology?

Music/Music Technology careers

The occupations listed below are a selection of those which may interest Music/Music Technology students and graduates.

Musician

Musicians can work in a variety of different roles creating and/or performing music.  They might work on their own or in collaboration with others.  This is a highly competitive field requiring dedication and possible diversification across different musical styles in order to enhance employability.

Job profile of a Musician on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Musician on the All About Careers website
Job profiles for a Pop Musician and Classical Musician from the National Careers Service website

Sound Technician

Sound Technicians are responsible for the equipment used for the recording, enhancement, amplification, mixing and production of sound.  This could be at live events or in studios, in production and/or post-production.  The role involves working closely with producers and performers to ensure that requirements are met.

Job profile of a Sound Technician on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Sound Technician from the all About Careers website

Sound Engineer

Sound engineers are involved with making recordings of music, speech and sound effects.  As well as skills with technical equipment, a sound engineer should have understanding of the technical aspects of music.

Job profile of a Studio Sound Engineer on the My World of Work website
Job profile of a Live Sound Engineer from the National Careers Service website

Music Therapist

Music Therapists support and work with clients on a wide range of issues through a shared musical experience.  They help clients address social, emotional or physical difficulties with set goals based on the therapists understanding of the client’s needs.

Job profile of a Music Therapist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a Music Therapist from the National Careers Service website
Job profile of a Music Therapist from the TARGET Jobs website
Job profile of a Music Therapist on the Health Careers website

Private Music Teacher

Private Music teachers provide training for people of all ages across varying levels and settings.  They may work on a self-employed basis or with a local authority to teach in schools.

Job profile of a Private Music Teacher on the Prospects website
Job profile of a Music Teacher on the National Careers Service website
Job profile of a Private Music Teacher of the TARGET Jobs website

Teacher

There are opportunities to teach music/music technology in secondary schools, further education colleges and also primary schools.

Graduate jobs in teaching and education from the Prospects website
Get Into Teaching website from the Department for Education - explains the various routes into teaching

For a range of additional Music/Music Technology careers, visit Creative and Cultural Skills

Please note that some of these careers may require further study.

For further information on these careers, see also:

People in some Music/Music Technology roles may be self-employed

Thank you to Prospects for the content on these pages.

Visit the Music/Music Technology webpage

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The School of Music and Fine Art webpage also has information about Employability


 

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Last Updated: 29/01/2021