Students have a number of opportunities once they leave York College. These include:
- Teaching: Classroom and private tuition
- Entertainment: Professional musician in a wide variety of settings
- Community Musician
- Studio/Site Management
- Music Production
- Events Management
York College has a very good record for progressing students to study music at both university and conservatoire level.
Current and previous students have progressed to The Royal College of Music, London College of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire and the Royal Welsh College of Music.