CertHE Music Courses
Become a skilled creative music artist with one of our three CertHE courses.
These 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 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
Sound Design BA(Hons)
Explore the boundaries of sound and its potential to transport an audience in different contexts, fr...
Music Business BA(Hons)
Get ready to shape the music business by mastering the skills needed to manage, create and innovate....
Musical Theatre BA(Hons)
Combining training in acting, singing and dance, this practice-led degree will empower you for a car...
Theatre & Performance BA(Hons)
Embrace a world of opportunity to become an original and distinctive theatre maker and performer. As...
Technical Theatre Arts BA(Hons)
Begin your career in the technical theatre arts and get valuable, hands-on experience of the perform...
Push boundaries to become a progressive actor in a highly creative and collaborative environment. Ba...
Prepare for a career as a professional musician with this industry-focused music degree. Based withi...
Popular Music BA(Hons)
Whether it’s underground or mainstream, DIY or commercial, acoustic or electric, this course is fo...
Creative Music Technology BA(Hons)
Develop the creative and technical abilities needed to thrive in the music industry. Exploring compo...
Dance & Choreography BA(Hons)
Launch your career as a dancer and celebrate your unique potential as an artist with this skills-foc...