Less part-time work, more music!


Depending on where you choose to study for your degree, your maintenance loan may not be enough to cover the cost of living – resulting in many students working part-time while they study.

The good news is that – as the third cheapest city to live in as a UK student – students in Leicester spend just 9.5 hours a month on part-time work on average compared to 17.4 hours in London, 18.1 hours in Leeds and 22.6 hours per month in Brighton.*


Studying at Echo Factory leaves you with more time to focus on launching your career!



Instead of working in bars and supermarkets why not get paid to launch your career?

Study at a Music School with a Difference!


Top Tips to earn while you learn!


1) Creating Music and Performing Live

Earn paid performances at gigs and festivals, release new music and build your brand! Listen to what some of our students have composed for a commercial sound library!

2) Music Journalism / Writing reviews

Our BA (Hons) Music Business degree rigorously prepares students for long-term employment and success within music and the wider creative industries. As well as writing for a range of contexts as part of the course; we also support students in getting involved in the music industry as bloggers, reviewers and journalists, and encourage them to build close relationships with magazines, newspapers and venues through which they can be published professionally.

3) Creative collaboration with other artists

Our highly personalised BMus (Hons) Contemporary Music degree allows students to extend their creativity and collaborate (both internally and externally) with emerging and established artists across a range of genres!

4) Getting involved in the wider creative industries

Whether performing alongside a catwalk, as part of an art installation or writing music for independent filmmakers, there are plenty of ways for students to pump up their professional portfolio!

Located in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, our state-of-the-art facilities are not only within walking distance of a range of live music venues, but also over 300 creative businesses across the media, art, fashion and film industries.

5) Professional Internships

Maximise your music industry knowledge by securing invaluable opportunities to build your professional experience. Whatever you want to specialise in, we pride ourselves on supporting our students in reaching their full potential!

*Natwest’s Student Living Index 2018

Study! Collaborate! Succeed!