Opportunities for Older Music Students

The Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning department has an opportunity that may be of interest to young people thinking of higher education. They are currently recruiting for the third intake of the BA in Performance and Creative Enterprise which is delivered in association with the Barbican Centre. The Performance and Creative Enterprise degree enables artists from a range of backgrounds in particular music, spoken word and theatre making to develop their performance, production, collaboration and leadership skills for employment in the arts industry. This unique programme focuses on the development of performance craft, creating new work as part of a cross-arts company and working in community settings to create participatory and socially engaged work.

With teaching staff that includes Saxophonist Carlos Lopez-Real (E17 Collective ) flautist and composer Detta Danford (BBC Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Centre) and Jazz FM award winning vocalist Zara McFarlane and visiting artists such as MOBO award winner Soweto Kinch and Nell Catchpole (Brian Eno), there are ample performance and professional development opportunities throughout.

There is a focus on cultivating employability through key enterprise skills such as fundraising, marketing and pitching proposals.

The deadline is 7 March and application is made direct to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The course is open to non-standard entry applicants.