Music Performance Foundation Degree FDA

Access Creative College
  • £9,250 per year
  • 2 Years
  • Degree
  • United Kingdom

If you want to gain the musicianship and business skills to work as a professional musician or vocalist, then this foundation degree offered in partnership with Nottingham Trent University is for you! You will engage in a variety of composition and arrangement projects, working on your own and with others. You will also compose a piece of music for visual media. Learn how to work effectively in recording studio environments, working with other musicians, sound engineers and producers. You will also gain an understanding of the development of recording technology and how this has impacted on music. You will focus on developing your musicianship including sight reading, listening skills and improvisation. You will perform in a variety of situations, both solo and in groups, and you will integrate the use of technology to enhance your performances. You will get to understand the contemporary music industry, working on commissions from clients and on self-directed projects, which will develop your industry practice. Delivered in partnership with 2017 University of the Year, Nottingham Trent University (NTU), which has excellent satisfaction and employment rates.

Practical, vocational content. Foundation degrees are less ‘academic’ than full degrees.

Flexible study options – you can hop off and on.

You can top up to a full degree with Nottingham Trent University which can lead to a Masters.

Entry requirements are lower than for a full degree – 64 UCAS points which is a pass/pass/merit grade on a Level 3 RSL or BTEC extended diploma.
Industry practice is integral to both programmes with unique industry opportunities
Benefit from being a student with NTU, including student union membership and access to online library facilities.

Dedicated library in each centre.
Professional environments and taught by industry professionals.
Industry standard equipment. Choosing this Music Performance foundation degree FdA is a great way to break into the creative industries.
The creative sector is one of the fastest growing areas of the UK economy and a great and exciting place in which to work.

Access Creative College

50 Fountain Street,


M2 2AS,

Tel: 0800 281 842