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Music and Performing Arts

Develop the skills needed to begin your journey into the music industry. 

Music student playing the drums

Take part in unique opportunities

Your journey into the music industry is important to us. We will nurture your music talents and support you in perfecting your performance and production skills. Our highly experienced team will help you to understand how the modern music industry operates and teach you the latest techniques.

Gain access to unique opportunities and experiences including working on ‘real world’ projects, regular gigs in music venues and a chance to release your own records. You will create music productions for live events and collaborate on client projects, all while gaining essential industry experience and the transferable skills that employers want.



Music students playing guitar and singing

Recording Studios

We have fully equipped rehearsal and recording studios, industry-standard kit and the latest technologies and software.

During your time with us, you also have access to a large range of music performance and media spaces too, alongside a variety of instruments.

Music students performing on stage

Showstopping Performances

You will have the opportunity to take part in live events throughout the year and perform for our student community, external guests and the general public.

From gigs at local bars to performing at our annual Student Awards, you will get to showcase your talent and learn about the music industry.

Music students mixing music in the recording studio

How you apply for a course at EKC Broadstairs College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Discover our range of Music courses and see which one is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply through our website and online application portal.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Meet our Music team at an interview, where they can guide you to the right course for you, and get you enrolled.

Meet our Deputy Head

Robert Forsyth

Robert is our Deputy Head of Creative and Computing at Broadstairs, and is also our Programme Director for Music.

Before moving to our campus, he was previously the Deputy Head of Service Industries at EKC Dover College.

He has years of experience in the music industry, studying Music himself at the University of West London.

Thanks to his industry knowledge and passion for music, Robert will help you gain the technical skills that will help you stand out in your future career.


EKC Broadstairs College campus building

Career prospects

Actors, entertainers and presenters
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Actors, entertainers and presenters sing, portray roles in dramatic productions, perform comedy routines, gymnastic feats and tricks of illusion, train animals to perform and perform with them, and introduce and present radio and television programmes.
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There is so much creativity when it comes to all the different parts of the course.

You’re able to express yourself so much more through music performances and online productions.

I’ve learnt a lot about how to set up equipment for music so that you get the perfect sound quality every time.

I’ve learnt so many skills here that I didn’t think I could achieve before College.

Level 2 Music Performance and Production student

I’ve loved the College environment and the way that everyone engages with each other.

During my time here I’ve joined a band and we’ve done multiple performances together.

I’ve even been able to make some digital music projects whilst I’ve been here.

I’ve definitely improved in my skills around working with other people and my confidence has grown.

Level 2 Music Performance and Production student

Music is a very unique course but it is perfect for anyone.

No matter what style you have or what music you enjoy you can develop your passion in a place which truly supports you.

The experience I’ve had in the recording studios has been really vital for me.

I’ve been able to increase my skills with instruments and with softwares that I wasn’t as confident with before joining, such as Logic Pro.


Level 2 Music Performance and Production student

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.