Music graduate destinations

On graduating, Bristol Music students are able to demonstrate numerous skills that many employers recognise and need for their organisations. These include powers of memory and physical dexterity, self-discipline and concentration, performing under pressure, creativity, team work, communication, critical reflection, planning and organizing, commercial awareness and good time management. As a result, graduates from this course are attractive to a wide range of employers.

Data obtained from

  • Music (BA)
  • Music and a modern langauge (BA), including: French, German, Italian
  • Graduates from the UK 

Responses were received from 46 UK graduates from 2015/16; this is a response rate of 73.0%

Sector information

The transferable skills gained during their studies mean that many Music graduates choose to enter careers that do not require a specific degree; around 70% of jobs are open to graduates of any discipline.

Employers and occupations

Examples of employers

  • Mango PR
  • Springs Dance Company
  • BBC Music Magazine
  • Hyperion Records
  • Sony Music

Examples of occupations

  • Music Teacher
  • Freelance Musician
  • Music Producer/Songwriter
  • Social Media Manager and Copywriter
  • Graduate Trainee Orchestra Assistant

Further study

The following subjects for further study are consistently favoured by our Music graduates: Management, Film Composition, Psychology for Musicians, Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Advanced Musical Studies (e.g. Musicology (MA) and Music (MSc and MMUs)).

Find out more

You can explore specific sectors and occupations by using Prospects - Options with your subject.