What can I do with...

...a music degree?

In a pickle about your career options? This useful little tool helps you find out exactly what you can do with your music degree.



Your music degree will provide you with a fantastic platform from which to enter a range of interesting sectors. Click on the links to find out more…



You may have nailed technique, performance and theory, but your music degree will also help you to develop a wealth of useful transferable skills…

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.


You have the ability to come up with creative and innovative ideas. You’re so far outside the box you can’t even see the box. The box is merely a dot on the horizon.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.


Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.


You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.



Nothing on here struck a chord? Take a look at some of the occupations you could pursue with a music degree. Click on the links to find out more…