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Music Business

Who is the course for?
Are you interested in working behind the scenes in the music industry or setting up your own business? If so this is the course for you.

Entry requirements?
You must be aged 16 or over for Level 2-3 courses. Access to Music requires no previous qualifications, although some of our partner colleges may. You will need to have the right skills for the level you are applying for and the drive and motivation to complete the course. You will also be invited to attend an interview/audition.

What is the course about?
It’s about understanding the structure of the UK music business, looking in detail at the recording and live sectors and at business practice.

What will I do on the course?

  • You will learn all about how the UK music industry works.
  • You will develop a detailed understanding of the recording industry.
  • You will develop a detailed understanding of the live performance industry.
  • You’ll get to work with artists and composers and music technogists.
  • You will gain an understanding of business practice and how to set up a music business.
  • You will gain access to lots of opportunities through Atom Music.
  • Finally, some of what you do will depend on the level of the course you end up on. Level 2 courses are about gaining core music skills, while Level 3 courses prepare you for work in the industry or higher education.

How is it delivered?
You will work on projects which lead to positive, practical outcomes. Delivery is centred on music business sessions in centres studios and venues. You will also have full-group sessions covering contextual content.

What qualification will I get?
Access to Music designs its own qualifications in partnership with awarding body, Rockschool. Courses at Levels 2-3 lead to a Rockschool Diploma for Music Practitioners. Diplomas for one year courses generate 64 ten-hour credits. Diplomas for two year courses generate 128 ten-hour credits and from this you may progress to a degree-level course. You will also gain a Functional Skills qualification in English and Maths if you have not already achieved this.

Where is it delivered?

Please note that courses are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient recruitment. In such cases applicants will be offered an alternative course where possible.

Where next?
The level 2 course leads directly onto the level 3 course. After the level 3 course you can either go into the industry or carry on studying. Access to Music options include our Music Business degree.


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