CertHE Music Courses
Become a skilled creative music artist with one of our three CertHE courses.
Whether you’re a vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter, composer or producer, these programmes are aimed at those looking to eventually become entrepreneurial and creative music professionals with varied and enduring portfolio careers. You’ll be introduced to a range of music practices and contexts and provided with the experience, technical support and industry links to progress your creative ambitions.
Whichever CertHE course you choose, you’ll find a wealth of teaching experience, technical support and industry links that will provide you with the opportunity to progress your creative ambitions. As part of the Academy of Music & Theatre Arts, you'll learn from industry professionals and have access to our cutting-edge facilities and performance spaces.
Once you have successfully completed your CertHE you’ll have the option to apply for the second year of the equivalent honours degree: Music BA(Hons), Popular Music BA(Hons) or Creative Music Technology BA(Hons).
- Develop and nurture your specialist practice
- Communicate via sound and music in collaboration with others
- Gain key insights into the music industry and understand the requirements to succeed in a variety of roles
- Explore sound and music practices as they evolve within ever-changing audio cultures
- Examine the context and culture in which artists and musicians work, to better understand and critically question the relationship between music, sound, noise and culture
- Engage with various theoretical concepts in order to form critical theories and to reflect on your own practice
- Acquire the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to work in the sound and music industries
- Study modules tailored to your chosen subject as you develop and nurture your specialist practice
Our CertHE courses at a glance
Suitable if you are looking to develop your practice and musical identity for a career as a professional musician.
UCAS code: W3W1
Popular Music CertHE
Suitable if you are looking to focus on your unique artistic identity and work creatively in both live and studio environments.
UCAS code: W3W2
Creative Music Technology CertHE
Suitable if you want to explore composition, music production and sound design while growing as an artist and musician.
UCAS code: W3W3