Become a practical musician by developing your musical skills and your understanding of the industry. Study theory, composition, MIDI, instrument and professional studies, band workshops and performance.

Programme Overview

The Certificate in Rock, Jazz & Commercial Music is designed to provide a solid foundation for musicians wishing to work in the music industry or go onto further training. It covers all aspects of the music industry from performance, composition and song writing, music technology, music business and instrument studies.

Programme Outline

The following subjects are taught:

  • Instrument Studies - learning to play your instrument to a proficient level
  • Ensemble Workshop - playing in groups
  • Understanding Music - theory, ear training, musicianship
  • Composition - song writing
  • Professional Studies - music business, health and safety
  • MIDI Technology - using computers to make music
  • PA Technology - learning how to set up PA systems and mix live sound

Music programmes are taught in facilities that include: 

  • recording studios
  • digi labs with Apple computers
  • music production suites
  • performance room equipped with lighting, PA, projector and large screen and performance equipment.
  • fully equipped band rehearsal rooms.
  • fully equipped DJ booths
  • individual practice rooms, equipped with keyboards, stereos and practice amps.
  • specialist music teaching rooms
  • keyboard theory lab
  • music library
  • student music listening area

Entry Requirements

Grade 3 music theory or equivalent and evidence of instrumental and vocal skills/ability based on an audition and interview.

International students

Proven equivalence of entry requirements plus IELTS 5.5 (no band lower than 5.0)

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