Options with your subject
The following information is applicable to both undergraduates and post-graduates interested in entering the music profession. You will also find information on specific jobs related to this subject, occupations where your degree would be useful and how to get started if you are not too sure.
Your degree will open the door to many graduate jobs and careers, but the following areas are among the most popular pathways for music graduates.
Music: where to start
is a useful starting point, including information about jobs relating to your degree, main areas of employment, skills gained on your course, further study opportunities and useful contacts and resources.
resources on supporting your career in the arts - funding, self-promotion, step-by-step guides and case studies from experienced professionals.
information on careers across the whole creative industry includes C.V. advice.
These job profiles contain information about what different jobs involve, qualifications and experience needed for them and useful information about professional bodies and vacancy sources:
If you want to use music directly you will need to get as much experience as you can alongside your degree. Try giving music lessons, or volunteering using some of the links below. And think hard about the context in which you wish to work i.e. will a career in the armed services suit you and give you a chance to play in an orchestra? Will you be able to teach and play part time? In addition to these links please try our links on voluntary work
and work experience
There are a number of Masters (MA/MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) opportunities in music. It is important to ask yourself what you hope to get out of your study. For help on this look at our further study
Referral to other pages
You might also like to refer to the Theatre and Dance
subject pages information on how your degree can be used within a wider context.