CertHE Music Courses
Become a skilled creative music artist with one of our three CertHE courses.
These CertHE (Certificate of Higher Education) courses are specifically designed to support those wishing to explore their artistic identity, provide you with an extensive introduction to a range of contemporary music practices and contexts and guide you on your first steps towards success as a skilled creative artist and industry professional.
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.
Whether you are 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.
Once you have successfully completed your CertHE you’ll have the option to progress onto 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 set of skills and knowledge needed to work in the sound and music industries
- Study modules tailored to your chosen subject
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