You love popular music and want to develop your skills in the studio and production world. This course gives you the chance to work with commercially successful musicians who can help you build on your composing and production talents. Popular music is a highly competitive industry, but it can be extremely rewarding too, so we’ll do all we can to help you on your way to a career. We’ll give you the opportunity to work on industry-standard practices and techniques that could help you unleash your creativity. You could also find yourself performing as a soloist or part of a group to gain experience and demonstrate your talents. During your studies we’ll look at a wide range of topics from production and performance through to composition. We’ll also look at popular music in its historical and cultural context. And you’ll be able to try ideas out in our state-of-the-art studios, which are equipped with the latest hardware, software and instruments. You’ll be studying in a real hive of creativity, working alongside aspiring classical and pop musicians, recording engineers, audio electronic experts and interface designers. We’ll also give you the chance to learn from some leading musicians and practitioners. Producers Charlie Russell and Brad Spence, drummers Mike Heaton, Bill Bruford and Craig Blundell, guitarist Alex Hutchins and jazz saxophonists Snake Davies and Andy Scott have all taught here in the past. We have also hosted masterclasses and one-to-one advice sessions with electronic musician and DJ, Richie Hawtin. The course is accredited by JAMES, the consortium of music, entertainment and media industry organisations.