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A course at Boston College will provide you with all you need to progress in the music industry.

Our dedicated team of lecturers have a wide range of experience in all aspects of the industry. They help you to understand the music industry and how to create opportunities for yourself to succeed within it.

Our courses give you the opportunity to: write and record original music and compositions, develop a portfolio for industry, learn mixing and mastering techniques, explore live sound engineering, produce music videos and promotional materials, gain an understanding of record labels, and perform at external events.
Whether you are a musician, singer, songwriter, music producer, sound engineer DJ or MC, we can help you to understand the music industry and create opportunities for yourself to succeed within it.

Our professional facilities for music performance, production, recording and creation will give you the tools you need to study and improve your art form and realise your aspirations.
Based at the Sam Newsom Centre, our professional facilities for music production, recording, creation and performance will give you the tools you need to improve your art from and to achieve your goals.

Industry standard equipment include:
> Cubase, FL Studio, Ableton and Native Instruments software
> KRK, Yamaha, Mackie, Alien and Heath mixing and monitoring
> Novation and Akai Launch pads
> Pioneer Nexus CDJ 2000's and DJM 2000's
> Technic 1210 turntables
> Traktor Scratch Pro
> Electric guitar midi pickups
> Synth emulators and loop stations
> Marshall, Fender, Roland, Peavey and Gretsch hardward
> Intelligent lighting and laser systems and visual mixing
> ICT suite
> Outstanding Auditorium

Case studies

Alex Rossiter

I’ve been in my band since I was 13, and the Music course at Boston College suits me perfectly. The atmosphere at Sam Newsom is great - you can be yourself and it gives you independence. Read more...

Monika Pakatilyte

I used to attend a music college in Lithuania, and I have been playing piano and singing for 11 years but by studying Music at Boston College I have learnt a lot more practical skills and technical knowledge. Read more...

Department news

Brand New Facilities for Music and Performing Arts Students at Boston College’s Sam Newsom Centre

Boston College’s newly refurbished Sam Newsom Centre for Music and Performing Arts was officially opened on Wednesday as the latest addition to the College’s portfolio.

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Career Corner

  • Promotions Assistant
  • DJ
  • Publicist
  • Musician
  • Performer
  • Radio DJ
  • Singer
  • Entertainment Manager