An Introduction to our Music Foundation

In today’s world, it is not only important to be able to play your instrument well, but it is vital to understand the history of the craft and where everything originated from. Computers are at the heart of everything we do; the ability to be able to use the software, make your own recording, mix it, improve the sound and set up a microphone are all important skills if you are to become an accomplished musician.

If you are looking for a place at a university music department you will be well prepared for higher education, having undertaken aural training, music research and performance. At a music university department, your study will be more academically based; you will study a broader range of content of which performance is one element. If you are looking for a place at a Conservatoire, you will be given the opportunity to undertake extensive preparation for entrance examinations and auditions. At a Conservatoire, there will be more of a focus on performance. You will be encouraged to build links within the music industry through course projects and key units throughout the year.

The Award

At the end the year upon successful completion you will be awarded the University of the Arts London Awarding Body Extended Diploma in Performing & Production Arts.

Subjects Studied

  • Aural skills
  • World music
  • Composition
  • Piano repertoire (for pianists)
  • Vocal repertoire
  • History of western music to c.1880
  • Music theory
  • Pop ensemble (for students pursuing popular music studies)
  • Classical ensemble (for students pursuing classical music studies)
  • Recording

Requirements

Age: 17 years +

Educational Level: Successfully completed secondary education

English Level: IELTS 4.5+ (no element under 4.0)

Audition Requirement: Please refer to the Audition Process tab for more information

Please State at Time of Application:

  • Main instrument
  • Secondary instrument (if any)
  • Length of time learning instrument
  • Results of any formal music certification
  • Level of music theory knowledge and the ability to read notation

Awarding Body: University of the Arts London Awarding Body

Start: September

Course Length: 3 terms

Contact Time: Up to 30 hours per week

Instrument Tuition: 2 hours per week

English Language: Up to 5 hours per week if required

Progression: University music department, conservatoire or music technology college

Home/EU Tuition Fees 2018 to 2019

Discounted Advance Price* 3 Termly Payments Per Term
Music Foundation £18,320 £18,690 £6,230

* A 2% advance payment discount is given on programmes of 2 terms or more if payment for tuition and accommodation fees is made in full at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a refundable deposit payment of £2,200 (refundable after the completion of your course)

International Tuition Fees 2018 to 2019

Discounted Advance Price* 3 Termly Payments Per Term
Music Foundation £26,990 £27,540 £9,180

* A 2% advance payment discount is given on programmes of 2 terms or more if payment for tuition and accommodation fees is made in full at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

All programmes are subject to a £300 registration fee and a refundable deposit payment of £2,200 (refundable after the completion of your course)

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated February 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Aug. 2019
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Home/EU per term| International Students: £9,180 per term
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