Frequently Asked Questions

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We currently run the following courses: Music Business Entrepreneur, A&R, A&R and Songwriting, Songwriting and Future Music Industry. These courses run from August / September 2018.

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

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. With 120 students at the academy, we cannot guarantee vocational to all 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.

We want the best, therefore, there will be an interview process as limited spaces are 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.

A+R and SongWriting (Non-Validated Course): ­ September 2018 – ­April 2019

A+R and SongWriting (Level 4) : ­ September 2018 – ­July 2019

Music Business Entrepreneur (Level 4) September 2018 – July 2019

Non – Validated Courses : £6,000

Level 4 Qualification [Validated] Course: £7,100

(Funding available for Level 4 through Advanced Learner Loans)

The Level 4 programme is validated via RSL Awards

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

For further information contact the NHAM team at

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

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