1 year
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About this course

This exciting and innovative Higher National Certificate programme aims to:

  • Offer students the opportunity to develop as artists
  • Produce high quality recordings and performances which will meet local industry needs
  • Provide specialised experiential studies which are directly relevant to the music vocations/profession
  • Enable students to make an immediate or improved contribution in employment
  • Provide progression to higher educational studies
  • Develop a range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attitudes which will enhance students' careers
  • Offer a route to higher education
  • Develop students' ability to learn independently and to carry this forward for future career development.


  • This course is offered in City Centre Campus only.
  • Tuition fees for this course is currently being reviewed by the university.

Entry Requirements

  • A-levels and equivalents: normally a minimum of three relevant A-levels, equivalent to 280 UCAS points or preferably higher. Five GCSE grade C passes which should include maths, English language, music or a relevant subject
  • BTEC: an appropriate National Diploma, preferably with at least DMM grades
  • Mature and international students: considered on an individual basis, taking into account validated access or bridging courses in appropriate subjects, accreditation for prior achievement, approved foreign qualifications

Interview is by audition. You must bring a portfolio CD of original songs and be able to show songs that have been uploaded to the internet. You will sing/perform with your instrument. You will receive more information via the interview letter.