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Any body Studying music at uni?/a performance degree?

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    I am currently in sixth form and looking study after. I have been looking at Bmus (hons) courses for Classical guitar (my instrument) , however i want to know if it is worth taking? will i be able to get work and earn decent money? I am quite academic so i have the option of studying something else such as mathematics, but a Bmus course for guitar is something i would enjoy so much more as i love music and playing the guitar. I am just worried about work in the future and pay. Anybody have any advise/experience?? Thanks


    Music degrees have lots of transferable skills that can translate to non-performing careers. You would almost certainly be able to find SOME kind of work but sadly it's hard to get a solid/strong income from self-employed performing careers. Very few reach the top point of becoming world-class, full-time concert performers, so you would probably have to have a wide range of part-time jobs in order to get some kinda steady income.

    I did an undergraduate BA Music degree at a university (and enjoyed it so much that I did an MA and am now doing a PhD!), but my tuition fees were £3K, not £9K per year. If money/debt is something that concerns you, it would be wise to think about whether you consider the tuition fees to be worth it. If I had had to pay £9K fees, I personally probably would have chosen a different degree like English Literature or History (I have no mathematical/science ability). That's because I come from a poor background and money really worries me.

    Do you have any particular institutions in mind?
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