Music L5 HND

Course starts usually in September
Full time course days are ( TBC )
Level 5
A Higher Education Loan is available
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

Our HND in Music aims to develop relevant creative and practical industry skills for a career in the music industry and for progression to undergraduate degree study.

This Level 5 programme runs over two years and is the equivalent to the first two years of a university degree (240 credits). HNDs are well respected by universities and employers and offer a less costly alternative to a traditional university route.


Course requirements

Entry requirements include one of the following:

  • Level 3 qualification in Music or related discipline or A levels in related subjects.
  • Access to Higher Education certificate.
  • A student with relevant work experience and a good standard or education who would benefit from this qualification.
  • All students must at least a C grade in GCSE maths and English or equivalent qualification.


What will I do?

Modules include

  • Music Technology
  • Musical Performance
  • Music Industry
  • The programme will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, events, group discussion activities and masterclasses with industry professionals.

You will be assessed through written assignments and practical performances and events.


What will it give me?

Higher National Diploma (HND) in Music.


Materials needed

  • Headphones (not earphones)
  • Instrument
  • Basic stationery items
  • Large memory stick  or hard drive


What can I do when I finish?

You can progress to further study e.g. bachelors degree or the final stage of a bachelors top-up degree (dependent on university entry requirements).

There are also a wide variety of careers including performance production and events management.


What next?

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