Course Overview

The Music Academy HND in Music is a Full-time, Higher Education course designed for students who wish to further their academic studies or to embark on a career in music. With an estimated value of £1.33bn to the UK economy in music sales alone and an overall worth of £4.5bn in 2017, you will develop your skills to enter an emergent and exhilarating professional path.

Music industry jobs are amongst the most varied, with roles including film, television, stadiums, recording studios, live performances, education and freelance work available. Specific jobs include session musician, performer, studio engineer, music agency executive, sound designer, composer, arranger, musical director, west end performer, music teacher, music therapist, radio broadcaster, music journalist, researcher, event manager or record label manager.

In addition to your formal studies in music, you will have the opportunity immerse yourself in the extra-curricular opportunities available within the Music Academy including Choir, Function Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra and Brass Group. You will perform regularly in the purpose built Nidum Arts Centre, situated on campus, whilst there are many UK and international performance tours undertaken.