Skip to content

Music Performance and Production

Our Suffolk New study programmes aim to provide students with a thorough grounding in musicianship and production, utilizing practical exercises and hands-on music-making experiences. Members of the course will have full access to our music studio and the latest tech, alongside our range of instruments to practice with and even learn to play. As well as this, students will have many opportunities to perform for the public in various events, and receive frequent visits from various artists to offer their advice and guidance about working within this fast-paced and competitive industry.

With so much to offer and more, there has never been a better time to study music at Suffolk New.

Two music students performing with vocals and acoustic guitar at the learner awards.

Build your career in

Suffolk New College offers both music performance and music technology courses ranging from levels 1 to 3. Depending on your chosen pathway, you will be coached in the development of your instrumental and vocal performance skills; or be trained on how to use the latest music technology to create, edit and record your own music utilizing the brand-new equipment within our fabulous TECH campus.

Alongside our technology, Suffolk New is able to boast a variety of instruments for students to utilize while on campus, ideal for those that cannot bring their own or for those that would like to learn how to play. Any students that do wish to use their own instruments will be provided with safe and secure storage facilities while on campus.

During their time at the college our music students will receive regular opportunities to showcase their musical skills by way of live performances, recordings, and other cross-college projects. There will also be opportunities for students to collaborate with the media department in order to create music videos and obtain video recordings of live shows.

A learner in the recording studio
A male music performance learner plays the drums whilst a female learner writes a set list on a white board.

TECH Campus

The Suffolk New College Tech Campus is a state-of-the-art £2.4m purpose-built facility for advanced technologies based in Ipswich, Suffolk.

Learner using post production suite in the Tech Campus

Book an Open Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Open Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

Two guitarists playing at a show

Careers in the Media & Entertainment Sector

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Two learners sitting in the learning curve reading books.