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 International Foundation Year In Music


You will:

  • Gain guaranteed access to a degree course at a UK university through our partnership with the Northern Consortium of UK Universities - NCUK.
  • Opportunity to apply to Royal Northern College of Music/Access to Music's Popular Music Practice (Session Musician) foundation degree.
  • Develop your music skills in one of the world's leading music economies.
  • Develop your English skills in partnership with INTO Manchester.
  • Live and study in Manchester which is probably the best student city in the UK with excellent social, cultural and sporting facilities.
  • Gain access to professional music-making venues in Manchester including the Royal Northern College of Music, Blueprint Studios and The Cutting Rooms.
  • Gain access to national music opportunities through the Access to Music's Atom range of companies including Atom Live live events, national trade shows, Atom Music digital distribution, Atom Music Publishing and Atom Management.


More Information

  • You must be an international (non-UK resident) student to undertake this course.
  • The International Foundation Year in Music is a Level 3 course.
  • All music styles and instruments are accommodated.
  • You will undertake three modules in Music (Music Industry, Music Skills and Career Skills) as well as an English for Academic Purposes qualification.
  • You will need a score of 5.0 or more in English IELTS or equivalent to access to course.
  • You will be expected to provide web links to music MP3s, video etc. to support your application.
  • You will need a UK Student Visa.
  • The set fee for the one-year course for 20011/12 is £9000 GBP.
    The deposit to secure your place on the course is £2500 GBP. This must be paid following your offer letter. Payment in instalments will not be accepted.

Application Process

Musical Evidence

To apply we will need some evidence of your musical skills. Ideally we are looking for the following:

  • Video performance of at least two contrasting pieces of music. Contrast can be reflected in genre, tempo, rhythm etc. These may be a solo and/or group performance;
  • An electronic portfolio of music activity to date: gigs, recordings (MP3s), reviews, photos, internet presence (websites) etc.;
  • An outline of your proposed career in music.

This information can be transmitted in the following suggested ways:


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