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Newcastle College Music 1

Careers in

Music

People in these occupations create, produce and perform music and electronic sound.


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.

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What can I do with a qualification in Music?

Daily tasks:

  • 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

Daily tasks:

  • 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

Daily tasks:

  • 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

Daily tasks:

  • 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.

Median Salary

£30,815 View more

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