Ok so basically I just got an interview/audition with this music college and I do music for GCSE's. So I really like music and I play guitar anyway so advantage for me but do I really want to study music for 2 years? Also what careers could I do after college?
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- Thread Starter
- 27-10-2017 20:37
- 27-10-2017 22:54
It depends a lot on the qualifications you'll get from going to the music college and what doors you'd like left open for you afterwards. If the college specialises in music but offers other subjects too, e.g. you might study A level Music alongside 2 other subjects then you would have a much wider range of options post-A level. However, if the college offers a vocational approach, perhaps a BTEC level 3 extended diploma in performing arts/music or similar then you may find yourself with limited options afterwards.
As you play guitar and are involved with music I'm sure you'll know about other music qualifications, grades up to Grade 8, then diplomas e.g. DipABRSM or similar, which can set you up for a career in music without needing to attend a music college.
In terms of careers, teaching music either in a school/college or as a peripatetic teacher is one option. You could also become a professional musician whether that be a session musician, member of a band/orchestra etc. If you plan to study Music to degree level, this would also leave doors open outside of Music, many careers don't ask for specific degrees, they just want to know you're educated to degree level.
In short, if you want to narrowly focus on music and really excel in this area, then the music college may be the perfect route. However, if you have a wider range of interests and there's a possibility you may want to study a completely different discipline at higher level, it may be best to study somewhere with a broader range of subjects, whilst carrying on with music through music exam boards. Good luck with your application and audition either way.