This programme is designed for musicians who want to enhance their music skills, whilst learning more about the technology of music production and recording, and for potential sound engineers, who want to brush up on their musicianship. You may choose to study this and then go straight into work. Or you may use it as a foundation to help you build on your experience and theoretical knowledge before progressing on to a degree programme.
Average places available: up to 28 each year.
This course is validated by Liverpool John Moores University
This programme can help you sharpen your competitive edge as a degree programme applicant for Music or Sound Technology programmes, or can help you to go straight into work. While this programme is not a guaranteed passport to ours or other degree programmes, in past years roughly a third of the students have gone on to degree-level study after completing this programme, either here or at other institutions such as Berklee, BIMM, ICMP, SAE, Salford University, Sussex University and Westminster University.
Two of the students in The Wombats studied this programme.
Other students have supported artists such as Paolo Nutini and Celine Dion and one has worked as a writer/producer for Warner Chappell Music.
Each year we conduct a survey of our alumni who completed our Foundation Certificate programme to find out what they did after leaving us. You can see the results for students from our Foundation Certificate (previously Diploma) in Popular Music & Sound Technology programmes over the last three years by clicking on the factsheet.