When & Where

Suitable For

  • All age groups are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes (course free to 16-18 year olds)
  • Course Code K22MCAI01B

What you will learn

The Rhythm Studio’s fully-funded sixth form music course in partnership with Morley College London is designed to prepare 16-18 year-old students for a career in the music industry. Through practical work you will discover how to perform and produce the music you love. You will also learn what successful music professionals are doing now, as well as looking at how the industry has changed in the digital age and how it might develop in the future.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Set Up A Music Business
  • Learn about Music Sequencing and Production
  • Do Studio Recording

Class format and activities

Students take a range of core units in music performance, music production and music business, such as Setting Up A Music Business, Live Music Performance, Music Sequencing & Production and Session Musician. Each unit consists of a preparation phase, a practical task and an evaluation. In addition, students attend musicianship classes, guest lectures, tutorials and work experience placements with industry partners. Students also have the opportunity to perform at live showcases and attend music industry conferences.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to obtain a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English and Maths). Students should have previous music experience at GCSE, Grade 5 or similar. If your initial application is successful, you will be invited to an audition. The interview consists of a performance, an interview, a presentation of production work, a listening test and a written assessment. We also require two references, including one from your current school, and your predicted GSCE grades.

What you need to know before you enrol

This course is for musicians who wish to develop practical skills for university and a career in the creative industries. The course is a two-year full time programme, involving classes on 4 days per week during term-time.

What you need

Students are required to demonstrate creativity, a positive attitude and a dedication to developing their skills. Learners must also achieve consistent attendance, submit assignments in a timely manner and show that they are well-organised and punctual. The ability to work as a team is also of paramount importance, as many assignments involve group activity. The Rhythm Studio offers a supportive and friendly community and we expect all students to contribute to a culture of kindness, responsibility, tolerance and respect.

What you can do next

On successful completion, you will receive a nationally recognised Level 3 Extended Diploma qualification accredited by RSL Awards. Students progress from this course to study music at university or directly into a career in the creative industries. Recent student destinations include Goldsmiths, Leeds College Of Music, BIMM, ICMP and University Of Leeds.