Musicians and DJs write, arrange, orchestrate, conduct and perform musical compositions using instruments or electronic sound equipment. While sound engineers are responsible for manipulating acoustics in a range of settings such as studio recordings, gigs, radio, live events, TV or computer games.
What can I do with a qualification in Music?
Arts Officers, Producers and Directors
- Selects, contracts, markets and arranges for the presentation and/or distribution of performance, visual and heritage arts.
- Manages health and safety issues.
- Ensures necessary equipment, props, performers and technical staff are on set when required.
- Prepares rehearsal and production schedule for main events, design of sets and costumes, technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals.
- Breaks script into scenes and formulates a shooting schedule that will be most economical in terms of time, location and sets.
- Directs actors, designers, camera team, sound crew and other production and technical staff to achieve desired effects.
- Chooses writers, scripts, technical staff and performers, and assumes overall responsibility for completion of project on time and within budget.
Median Salary£37,405 View more
- Auditions and selects performers and rehearses and conducts them in the performance of the composition.
- Scores music for different combinations of voices and instruments to produce desired effect.
- Plays instrument as a soloist or as a member of a group or orchestra.
- Tunes instrument and studies and rehearses score.
- Conceives and writes original music.
Median Salary£38,203 View more
TV, video and audio engineers
- Carries out service tasks such as cleaning and insulation testing according to schedule.
- Re-assembles equipment, tests for correct functioning and makes any necessary further adjustments.
- Dismantles equipment and repairs or replaces faulty components or wiring.
- Uses electronic testing equipment to diagnose faults and check voltages and resistance.
- Examines equipment and observes reception to determine nature of defect.
Median Salary£33,445 View more
Scaffolders, Stagers and Riggers
- Forms rope slings, ladders, netting and other rigging and measures, cuts and repairs wire or fibre rope.
- Erects jib, derrick and similar hoisting equipment and installs ropes, pulleys and other lifting tackle.
- Lays and secures wooden planking to form working platforms and fixes guard rails, ladders, cradles and awnings as required.
- Examines scaffold tubing and couplings for defects and selects, fits and bolts scaffold tubes until scaffolding reaches required height.
- Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.