This two-year course combines academic study with work-based learning and it is designed with job opportunities for musicians in mind.
At the end of the course, you could immediately apply for a job. Alternatively, you could progress to the BA (Hons) Music (Top-Up) at the University of Sunderland. This would ‘top-up’ your qualification to an honours degree, with one year of additional study at the University.
Teaching methods include creative projects, skills training, lectures, seminars, workshops and e-learning.
Assessment methods include exercises in arranging, compositions, essays and coursework.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Our typical offer is 56 UCAS points from a minimum of 2 GCSEs/A Level/AVCE or equivalent. We will also accept PPP at BTEC Extended Diploma level.
We also require 2 passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.
If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.
The annual fee for this course is:
This course is not available to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
This course provides skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to the all-round, versatile musician working in today's music environments. The range of potential careers includes performing, teaching, arts management and entrepreneurship in the creative sector.
The content of the course reflects the views of employers on the skills needed by musicians. These include skills in:
Work experience is a core element of several of the modules. You will have the opportunity to perform in a number of venues such as mainstream and special schools, local pubs and clubs, care homes, parks and other open air venues. Possible placement providers include performance venues, schools and community centres.
If you choose to continue your studies at the end of the course, there is a natural progression to the Music (Top-Up) course at the University of Sunderland. This would ‘top-up’ your qualification to an honours degree, with one year of additional study at the University.