This course aims to develop your performance, theoretical and instrumental skills. You will also study the music industry in detail to develop your career aspirations and understanding of work conditions.

Using industry-standard equipment and software, you will learn about popular music, performing and how the music industry works. You will do this through many theoretical and practical projects which include the creation of original recordings and music videos.

By the end of the second year you will have undertaken many live performances including gigs in our newly refurbished college theatre and at a variety of professional venues across the south, such as The Wedgewood Rooms and The Edge of the Wedge in Portsmouth as well as The 1865 in Southampton. Each term ends with the creation and promotion of a substantial music event.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.