FAQs

How do I apply/find out more?

Register on the website and one of the team will come back to you.

What courses are available?

We currently run two A+R and SongWriting courses a year, our Level 4 Creative Practitioner Music Business Entrepreneur is starting in September 2016 and from September 2017 we will deliver an MA in Future Music Industry (pending).

Where are the lessons taught?

Within the Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ London

Tube: Notting Hill Gate (2min) (Central, Circle & District line)

Bus: 28, 52, 94, 148, 328, 390

What are the class sizes?

We aim to be a first class education provider, therefore class sizes are deliberately small to offer and deliver the best to our students. 15 per course

What does ‘vocational’ mean?

It means that as part of your course you will work within the industry gaining unrivalled experience with one of our partners or industry contacts.

What industry partners do you have?

Our partners include Sony, Sony /ATV, Warner Music Group, BPI, BBC Radio One and 1xtra, Method Management (Disclosure/Sam Smith), PRS for Music, Relentless Records, GRM Daily , Coda Agency , William Morris , SJM , Sentric Music Publishing and Metropolis Music Management Limited , PRS to name a few.

Who are the lecturers that will be teaching the students?

The teaching staff will be handpicked current music business/industry executives that will teach and mentor the students throughout their time at and beyond the Academy. For more info go to Meet the lecturers

What equipment will I need for the courses?

All you will need is a laptop.

What career opportunities are there at NHAM?

Numerous opportunities are available to our students through our partners and these courses are designed with two things in mind: employability and entrepreneurial spirit.

Can international students study at NHAM?

If you live outside of the EU or EFTA and require a Tier 4 VISA to study in the United Kingdom you should contact us to check your eligibility for the NHAM course you wish to study on.

Are the courses full-time/part-time?

The A+R and SongWriting course, CertHE Music Business Entrepreneurship and MA in Future Music Industry will all be full-time courses requiring a minimum of 16 hours of teaching per week. Most of our courses require you to be on campus 3 days a week. Independent study and a natural curiosity about the industry is also expected for each of these courses.

What qualifications do I need for the non-validated, CertHE or MA programmes?

Level 4: ­ You will require 2 x A-levels at B grade, or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. Level 4 focuses on either a particular job, profession or academic study. Equivalent to the first year of a full honours degree, they are the most basic level of qualification that can be gained in higher education and show that you are capable of studying successfully at university level. You can use a Level 4 to gain confidence to study successfully at university level, change careers or progress your current career, or to achieve a foundation degree, DipHE or full honours degree through additional study at other colleges or universities .

MA: ­For entry we would require a degree and evidence of English language ability (see below).

English requirements

Students who have not been educated in English would usually be required have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS or TOEFL before joining the university. The exact English requirements will depend on the university and course, but typically range from IELTS 5.5 to IELTS 7.5 (TOEFL 525-625).

Students who have been educated in English are often able to submit high school English qualifications (eg. IGCSE or O-level) instead of IELTS or TOEFL. Most universities would require the equivalent to a grade C at GCSE level to satisfy these conditions.

Is there an interview process?

We want the best therefore there will be an interview process as there are limited spaces available. Interviews will be conducted by a panel of music industry experts.

What are NHAM’s term dates for 2016/2017?

A+R and SongWriting (Non-Validated Course): ­ September 2016 – ­April 2017

Music Business Entrepreneur (Level 4) September 2016 – July 2017

Future Music Industry (MA): ­ September 2017 ­- July 2018 (Pending validation)

What are the course / programme fees?

Non – Validated Course – A+R and Song Writing: £6,000

Level 4 Qualification – Music Business Entrepreneur: £7,100

MA Degree – Future Music Industry: £8,500

(Funding available for Level 4 through Student Loans Company)

The Level 4 programme is validated via RSL Awards https://www.rslawards.com/vocational/creative-practitioners

The MA programme is pending validation, once confirmed you will receive your award via the validating University.

What funding is available to me? Are there any scholarships/bursaries available?

NHAM has an extremely limited number of scholarships available for all three programmes.

For further information contact the NHAM team at registrar [at] nottinghillacademyofmusic [dot] com.

NHAM provides all students on all courses and programmes with flexible payment plan options, allowing you to spread the cost of your studies over the academic year.

Funding is available for our Music Business Entrepreneurship course via 19 + Advanced Learner Loans.