Frequently Asked Questions

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

We currently run the following courses: A&R and Songwriting and Creative Music Business

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

We are a first class education provider, therefore class sizes are deliberately small to deliver the best experience to our students.

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, Metropolis Music Management Limited and PRS just to name a few.

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 the Lecturers tab.

All you will need is a laptop.

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

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 eligibility for the course you wish to study on.

All courses are full time. However, non-validated course run for 6 months and validated courses are 9 months to complete. Full time courses require 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 are expected for each of these courses.

Level 4: You will require 2 A-levels at B grade, or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. Level 4 courses are equivalent to the first year of an honours degree and show that you are capable of studying successfully at university level. You can use a Level 4 to gain confidence to continue studying, change careers or progress your current career. However, in some situations your existing experience within the industry can qualify you for the course of your choosing.

English requirements

Students who have not been educated in English would usually be required to have an internationally recognised English language qualification such as IELTS or TOEFL before joining a course. 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.

The Academy has high standards and limited places, which means that there is a rigorous interview process. Interviews are conducted by senior Academy team members and applicants will be asked to complete some written work during the application process.

CREATIVE MUSIC BUSINESS: £9,250, LOANS ARE AVAILABLE WWW.SLC.CO.UK

A&R AND SONGWRITING: £7395, LOANS ARE AVAILABLE WWW.SLC.CO.UK

Courses are fully funded for *eligible students via the Student Loans Company https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/student-loans-company

NHAM also welcomes students who wish to self fund their study

NHAM has an extremely limited number of scholarships available for all three programmes. For further information contact the NHAM team at registrar@nottinghillacademyofmusic.com

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