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 a non validated and Level 4 in A+R and SongWriting , alongside our Level 4 Creative Practitioner Music Business Entrepreneur ,These courses are 6 and 9 months respectively and run from September 2017 through to April /July 2018.

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. 20 per course

What does ‘vocational’ mean?

It means that as part of your course you will be given the opportunity to work within the industry gaining unrivalled experience with one of our partners or industry contacts. These opportunities will be based on your application and attendance throughout the duration of your course .

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 , LinkupTV ,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 are 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 Level 4 A+R and SongWriting course,  Level 4Music Business Entrepreneurship are 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 ,research 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 .

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. Our recruitment process is extremely rigorous, you will be asked to do some written work if you get through the first interview.

What are NHAM’s term dates for 2017/2018?

A+R and SongWriting (Non-Validated Course): ­ September 2017 – ­April 2018

A+R and SongWriting (Level 4) : ­ September 2017 – ­July 2018

Music Business Entrepreneur (Level 4) September 2017 – July 2018


What are the course / programme fees?

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

Level 4 Qualification – Music Business Entrepreneur/A+R and SongWriting: £7,100

(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

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.