Music and events at Confetti

Are you a born performer, aspiring music technician or keen live events planner? Wherever your strengths lie, at Confetti we will nurture your talents and give you the experience, practice and access to the right facilities to allow you to grow your skills in music and live events.

Why you should study Music and Events with us:

  • Benefit from being part of Nottingham Trent – University of the Year 2017
  • Industry-standard facilities including 350 capacity live music venue, rehearsal spaces, recording suites, a post-production studio and much more. Our facilities also house high-specification equipment including a 48 channel SSL Duality console
  • Our annual Industry Week is inspiring for students, and features talks from a variety of household names such as Professor Green, Chase and Status, DJ Yoda and many more
  • We pride ourselves on our industry connections, which allow students to ‘do it for real’ and experience working in their chosen industries alongside their studies. Past students have gained work experience with the likes of BBC and Rough Trade, and at Splendour and many other events

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Meet the industry

Expect a course jam-packed with big-name guests hosting talks and workshops, giving you the chance to meet some of the most well-connected names in the music industry. Guests have included:

  • Nick Raphael – President of Capitol Records who signed Sam Smith
  • Jason Hart – Jake Bugg’s manager
  • Professor Green
  • Andy Copping – Download Festival
  • Michael Eavis – Founder at Glastonbury
  • Andy Rodgers – Senior Producer of Live Music, BBC Radio 1

Courses available in this subject area

college student working in studio

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY – BTEC LEVEL 2

Full time | 1 year

This course will provide you with an all-round understanding of the music industry, and how to use the latest technologies to produce music.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY & PERFORMANCE – BTEC LEVEL 2

Full time | 1 year

On this course, you will learn how to become a better performer, and technical skills in music theory, composition and production.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE & SONGWRITING – BTEC LEVEL 3

Full time | 2 years

This is the ideal course for budding musicians and songwriters, helping you develop your voice when writing music and build stage presence as a performer.

college student using DJing equipment

AUDIO & MUSIC TECHNOLOGY – BTEC LEVEL 3

Full time | 2 years

This is a highly practical course, geared towards anyone wishing to develop skills in music production, sound engineering and DJing. The course will teach you to understanding and work within the entire production process, from start to finish.

college students working at Splendour

TECHNICAL EVENTS – BTEC LEVEL 3

Full time | 2 years

Learn about the live events industry and the comprehensive range of technology involved, including PA systems and rigging, lighting equipment and techniques, recording, mixing and much more.

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Advice & Support

You’ll have access to a wide range of Student Support Services – all geared up to help you get the most out of your time here.

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Fees & Funding

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