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2015/16 Prospectus

VOCALS DRUMS GUITAR BASS PRODUCTION BUSINESS SONGWRITING


WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE A MUSICIAN, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER OR ENTREPRENEUR, TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH A STIMULATING AND CHALLENGING MUSICAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS.

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WELCOME TO YOUR TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON 2015/16 PROSPECTUS. HERE YOU WILL FIND THE ESSENTIAL INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ABOUT TAKING THE NEXT STEPS IN YOUR MUSIC EDUCATION. I HOPE THAT WE CAN INSPIRE YOU TO STUDY AT THE UK’S LONGEST-ESTABLISHED CENTRE FOR MODERN MUSIC EDUCATION.

Tech Music School London has the finest up-

Tech Music School London was founded in

guidance and assistance in achieving their goals.

to-date equipment available for student use and the School is endorsed and supported by leading manufacturers including Evans, Marshall Amplification, Mapex, Natal, Hartke, Shure, Peavey, Audient, Ernie Ball Music Man, Ableton and Zildjian. Whatever your ambitions within the modern music industry, Tech Music School London’s unparalleled levels of career-relevant expertise, equipment access and support networks guarantee that our students are given the best

1983 and since then has seen many top-flight musicians graduate from its programmes –

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alumni have gone on to work with the likes of

a visit – contact the Tech Music School London

Adele, Björk, Radiohead, One Direction, Jessie J,

admissions team to book a place at an open day,

Madonna and Basement Jaxx, as well as

or to arrange an assessment. More information

developing careers as artists in their own right.

about what we do can be found online at www.techmusicschool.co.uk.

The School has its roots in West London and it now occupies a new site in Fulham. In 2013

I look forward to welcoming you to Tech Music

Tech Music School London celebrated its 30th

School London for the 2015/16 academic year.

anniversary by introducing exciting new courses in Music Production, Songwriting and Music

Yours sincerely,

Business, complementing its long-celebrated Performance courses. Tech Music School London is proud of its tutors, all of whom combine teaching with their professional music industry profiles as

Andrew Bates, BMus MMus

performers, writers, arrangers, producers and

Principal

entrepreneurs. This ensures that our students benefit from first-hand professional expertise throughout their studies. We provide a challenging but stimulating creative environment for the music professionals of tomorrow to develop their skills.

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CONTENTS 05

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ABOUT TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON

COURSES

06-07 LONDON

08-09 FACILITIES AND PARTNERS

10 LIFE AT TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON

11 MASTERCLASSES

12 CAREERS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

40 STUDENT SUPPORT

41 HOW TO APPLY

42 INTERNATIONAL

43 FEES AND FINANCE

44 STUDENT LOANS

45 SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES

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STUDENT SUCCESS

ACCOMMODATION

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TUTORS

CONTACT INFORMATION

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EDUCATION PARTNERS

COLLEGE TOURS & OPEN DAYS

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ABOUT TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON IS A CREATIVE COMMUNITY OF ENGAGED AND MOTIVATED STUDENTS AND TUTORS, AND IS A NATURAL HOME FOR ASPIRING MUSICIANS AND MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS. The British music industry is worth over £4bn annually and employs over 140,000 people and for 30 years we have been producing some of the industry’s brightest talents, from best-selling artists to leading songwriters, musicians, agents,

In this creative environment you can network and develop lifelong contacts while performing and staging gigs at local venues and festivals, as well as working with record labels, music producers and rehearsal studios. Tech Music School London’s courses are validated by the University of West London and are subject to QAA oversight, ensuring a consistently high standard of education. Our tutors are experts in their field and still tour, play and produce music with some of the biggest recording artists in the world.

producers, journalists, business professionals and major-label managers. Location is vital to breaking into the music

WHY LONDON?

industry and London is the centre of the music

London is at the centre of music and the arts,

universe. Our brand-new building, developed

both in terms of national and international

at a cost of over £3 million, is located in the

reputation. As a culturally diverse city with

centre of Fulham, home to many of the world’s

a large student population, London offers

major labels. The new state-of-the-art building is

inspiration and opportunities to many musicians

loaded with top-of-the-range facilities including

and artists. Alongside the major record labels

digital audio workstations, large performance/

and iconic music venues the city has a thriving

lecture rooms, and specialist instrument suites.

underground music scene with hundreds of venues and bars for you to learn your craft.

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LONDON THE PLACE TO STUDY

LONDON IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST CENTRES OF MUSIC. IT’S A PERFECT PLAYGROUND FOR CHECKING OUT NEW BANDS, NETWORKING WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS AND CONNECTING WITH A WEALTH OF RECORD LABELS, PROMOTIONS AGENCIES AND MANAGEMENT COMPANIES. Every style of music that’s ever been, and that ever will be, finds its place in London. From legendary jazz players calling at Soho’s Ronnie Scott’s, to breakthrough indie outfits electrifying stages in Camden Town, to chart-topping pop stars playing multiple nights at the city’s arenas: there is no stopping London’s magnetism, as the most vibrant variety of music consistently calls at its countless venues.

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And just as its music scene is incredibly diverse, so is the culture offered by London. This is a multinational metropolis, a city built on global influences. It’s a melting pot of possibilities, and Tech Music School London students can look forward to exploring a multitude of rewarding pursuits within its city limits. And should you feel there’s something missing, where better than London to kick-start your own cutting-edge scene?

A GREAT WAY TO START YOUR CAREER 48% of the UK music industry is based in London* *Source: Creative & Cultural Skills (2010). Creative and Cultural Industry: Impact and Footprint 2010/11.

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FACILITIES & PARTNERS TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON’S NEW £3 MILLION HOME IN FULHAM ILLUSTRATES OUR COMMITMENT TO THE MUSIC PROFESSIONALS OF THE FUTURE. AT TMS WE WANT TO NURTURE TALENT IN THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT, AND OUR NEW BUILDING PROVIDES US WITH THE PERFECT SPACE TO DELIVER OUR UNIQUELY TAILORED COURSES. Many of the world’s leading instrument manufacturers actively support and endorse the work that TMS is doing. As a result, TMS is brimming with the very best equipment that is ready for use in our brand-new studios. This is an unrivalled learning environment in the capital.

STUDENTS CAN LOOK FORWARD TO ACCESS TO: • Amplification by Marshall, Hartke and Peavey • Guitars and basses by Gibson, Fender and Music Man

UNRIVALLED TEACHING, PRACTICE AND REHEARSAL FACILITIES: • Five specially equipped acoustic drum booths • Three acoustic drum studios

• Strings by Ernie Ball

• Four Apple-equipped digital audio

• Drums by Mapex

• Cymbals by Zildjian

• Two keyboard labs

• Drumsticks by Vater

• Three vocal studios

• Drumheads by Evans

• Three guitar/bass studios

• Percussion by Natal

• Three live-performance studios

• PA systems by Peavey

• Two songwriting studios

• Microphones by Shure and Sontronics

• Lecture room

• Computers by Apple

• Music business seminar room

• Software including Apple Logic Pro, Avid Pro

• Recording studio with control room

Tools and Ableton • Keyboards by Korg

workstation (DAW) suites

• Two post-production suites • Two mixing rooms • Learning resource centre

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LIFE AT TECH MUSIC SCHOOL

AT TMS WE WANT TO HELP YOU BROADEN AND DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS AS A MUSICIAN AND MUSICINDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL. WHETHER IT’S LEARNING INSIDE THE CLASSROOM, IN A STUDIO, ON STAGE OR AT A FESTIVAL WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES YOU NEED TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS THROUGH FULL-ON MUSICAL IMMERSION.

GUESTS AND MASTERCLASSES We believe that to be the best it helps to meet the best. So we encourage and help you to network with and meet leading musicindustry professionals. We use our connections to attract A-list musicians, songwriters, label executives, A&R reps and booking agents to share their knowledge with you in weekly masterclasses.

TMS ALBUM Every year we use our in-house record label, Tech Records to release an album featuring a host of TMS musicians. You get to record at a professional studio with engineers and producers. TMS bands and artists submit demos for inclusion on the album, which is released to the public and industry professionals to showcase the best of TMS talent.

GIGS Live music is a huge part of what we do at TMS - it’s not all about coursework, revision and exams - you will be heavily involved in London’s live scene throughout the year, whether it’s gigging, rehearsing or promoting. We also run and put on our own shows, showcasing our musicians at the end of each term at a series of gigs across the city in many of London’s iconic venues.

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PREVIOUS TMS GUESTS INCLUDE: CHAD SMITH (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR TREVOR HORN LAURENCE COTTLE (BLACK SABBATH) DAVE LOMBARDO (SLAYER) STEPHEN LIPSON NATE WATTS (STEVIE WONDER) JOJO MAYER PAUL GILBERT STEVE GADD SANDI THOM BILLY OCEAN JAKE GOSLING JON LORD & RICK WAKEMAN NICKI CHAPMAN BILLY COBHAM DAVE WECKL

Nate Watts Stevie Wonder’s Bass Guitarist & Musical Director

MASTERCLASSES We use our connections to attract A-list musicians, songwriters, label executives, A&R reps and booking agents to share their knowledge with you in weekly masterclasses.

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AT TMS WE USE OUR EXCELLENT CONNECTIONS IN THE DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL MUSIC INDUSTRIES TO GIVE YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITIES TO FIND EMPLOYMENT IN ONE OF THE MOST DYNAMIC AND EXCITING VOCATIONS IN THE WORLD.

CAREERS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

WORKING WITH THE BEST

The UK music sector offers a richly varied

One of the best ways into the music industry is

numbers of careers. In such a diverse industry it

through work experience. At TMS our contacts

helps to have skills across a wide range of roles,

and industry partners allow us to help you gain

and at TMS we provide you with all the tools

internships, experience and entry level positions

you need to achieve this. Because of this our

with some of the biggest names in music,

students find work across the whole sector as

including Sony Music, EMI, Universal Music,

session musicians, songwriters, management,

Warner Music UK, Target Live, Festival Republic,

agents, engineering and in A&R roles.

Bestival, XL Recordings, Wichita, Ninja Tune, ie:music, Big Life Management, Quite Great PR, Space Promotions and Duff Press.

LEARNING FROM THE BEST such as Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

HOW WE HELP YOU ACHIEVE THIS

and Nate Watts (Stevie Wonder) to share their

At TMS we have an Artist Development Scheme

knowledge with you in weekly masterclasses.

designed to help you with your development and

All TMS tutors are actively involved in the music industry at the highest level. We also use our connections to attract many A-list musicians

offer guidance on the direction you would like your career to take. These sessions are delivered as seminars or pre-arranged auditions. The result is more contacts for you, greatly assisting your professional development.

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STUDENT SUCCESS TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON IS PROUD OF ITS STUDENTS – AND MANY GRADUATES HAVE GONE ON TO ENJOY HIGH-PROFILE CAREERS. BELOW ARE SOME OF OUR SUCCESS STORIES – MORE CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.TECHMUSICSCHOOL.CO.UK

NATHAN CURRAN - BASEMENT JAXX Diploma graduate Nathan (a.k.a. Tugg) is currently the drummer for UK dance/ electronic house sensations Basement Jaxx. As well as Basement Jaxx, he has worked with chart topping artists such as Lily Allen, MC Kano, Lady Sovereign, James Morrison, Tinchy Stryder and Paloma Faith, to name but a few.

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ED DREWETT

ASH SOAN

Singer-songwriter Ed has

Ash Soan, one of the UK’s

penned massive-selling, chart-

most successful session

topping hits for the likes of

drummers, has played on over

One Direction, The Wanted

34 Top 10 albums (14 of them

and Olly Murs, and is a solo

were number 1), and 14 top

artist in his own right. He’s

10 singles (7 were number 1).

also appeared on singles by

Adele, Cee Lo Green, Robbie

rapper Professor Green, and

Williams and Seal are just a

continues to impress major

small selection of the artists

labels with his creativity.

Ash has worked with.


LEDDRA CHAPMAN

PHILIP SELWAY

Essex-born singer-songwriter

Philip is a former TMS student

Leddra achieved amazing

who has truly taken the

recognition for her solo work

music world by storm – to

when, in 2009, Sir Terry

date, Radiohead have sold in

Wogan gave her debut single

excess of 40 million albums

‘Story’ substantial support on

worldwide. Radiohead’s 1997

his BBC Radio 2 show. The

album OK Computer was

network again expressed its

voted the best album of the

enthusiasm for her material

past 25 years by readers of

in 2013, making Leddra’s ‘All

Q magazine.

-RADIOHEAD

About You’ its single of the

PHIL SIMMONDS Phil stepped into the spotlight in 2011 when his diary become increasingly packed with gigs and tour dates for the likes of Jessie J, Plan B and Leona Lewis. Phil was asked to play for Jessie J after being spotted by her musical director while playing a small jazz gig in North London. Phil is now in demand with his new band ‘Basement Project’ and has recently joined the TMS

week in March 2013.

teaching faculty.

MORE SUCCESS Our students have worked with artists including:

JASON COOPER - THE CURE

Drummer Jason has been a member of seminal British rock act The Cure since 1995, performing on several of the band’s critically acclaimed albums. He previously played in ’90s experimental indie outfit My Life Story, whose frontman Jake Shillingford is a tutor at BIMM Brighton. Jason is also a soundtrack composer and worked on the 2008 horror movie From Within.

Gaga to Massive Attack via

COURTNEY LOVE BJÖRK TRICKY ONE DIRECTION TAIO CRUZ WILL YOUNG SUPERGRASS RITA ORA KT TUNSTALL KANYE WEST BASEMENT JAXX RONAN KEATING GROOVE ARMADA PUBLIC ENEMY JESSIE J GARY MOORE WRETCH 32 LEONA LEWIS CEE LO GREEN KYLIE MINOGUE

Kylie Minogue and Lemar, he’s

More Student Success

worked with some of the very

stories can be found on

best and most successful out

our website.

JULIEN BROWN SESSION/LIVE DRUMMER

A promising percussionist from the age of three, Julien’s time at TMS set him on the way to collaborating with some amazing names in modern music. From Lady

there.

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TUTORS

ALL OUR TUTORS ARE TOP MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS. THEIR ENVIABLE TALENTS AND EXPERIENCE INCLUDE:

• Virtuoso instrumental skill and expert songwriting ability • Stadium-level touring with A-list artists • Multi-platinum hit-record experience • Top recording session credits • Regular contribution to national music journals such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Rhythm, Guitar Buyer, Bass Magazine, Acoustic Magazine and Music Week • Dedication and commitment to Teaching and Learning at Tech Music School London

HEADS OF DEPARTMENT LISA LAUDAT, MMus (DIST)

ERIK STAMS, BMus (Hons)

Head of Vocals

Head of Drums

Prior to joining TMS, Lisa was

With over 20 years’

a successful session vocalist

performing and recording experience, Erik’s knowledge

whose credits include collaborations with All Saints, East 17, David

of all things drum-related is incredible. He

Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Paul Young, Lionel Richie

studied extensively in New York, taking in a

and many more. She focused on the pursuit of

spell at the Fame-immortalised High School

excellence in modern vocal learning and teaching

of Performing Arts. Since settling in London,

as part of her MMus studies.

Erik has played with a wide variety of acts, and writes/records for publications including

Lisa is supported by deputy head Laura June

Drummer Magazine, Rhythm and Total Guitar.

Barnes, senior tutors Victy Silva and Iain Mackenzie, and a strong team with experience

Erik is supported by deputy head Philippe

covering everything from gospel choirs to jingle

Castermane, BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship

session artists, specialising in rock and metal

and Songwriting Programme Leader Adam

techniques through to the sweetest soul vocals.

Betts, and an impressive array of tutors covering every style from jazz to funk, pop to soul, musicals to metal.

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JOHN WHEATCROFT, MMus

JOHAN ENGLUND

Head of Guitar

Head of Music Production

John leads a busy life as

Johan has spent his

both a performer and

professional life working

educator. He has toured

in studios. An expert in a

the world in the company of Emerson, Lake

variety of software, including Avid’s Pro Tools

and Palmer and Elton John, and worked with

and Ableton Live, he’s also an accomplished

contributors to material by Miles Davis and Deep

multi-instrumentalist. Johan’s written and

Purple. A writer for publications including Guitar

produced for numerous artists, and serves as a

Techniques and Guitarist, John has also written a

house producer for EMI Publishing.

book, Improvising Blues Guitar. He fronts his own Johan is supported by highly experienced tutors,

acoustic quintet.

who’ve collaborated with producers including John is supported by deputy head Jim Clark

Nick Coler (Saint Etienne, Sugababes), Ian

– runner-up in Guitarist magazine’s Guitarist

Grimble (Manic Street Preachers, The Fall, Elton

Of The Year 2002 – alongside a team with

John) and Stuart Epps (Oasis, Robbie Williams,

experience of collaborating with artists including

Paul Weller). Tech Music School London’s Music

Rod Stewart, Lily Allen, Roger Daltrey, Pete

Production tutors have worked across numerous

Townsend, Darren Hayes (Savage Garden),

record labels, provided sound design for movies,

Nick Littlemore (Empire Of The Sun) and Amy

worked beside acts including Snow Patrol and

Winehouse.

Placebo, and demonstrated at length the latest software and apps available to rising producers.

ANDREW MCKINNEY, MMus

Becky Jones, BMus (Hons)

Head of Bass

Head of Songwriting

Bassist for British jazz-funk

Becky Jones is a singer,

band the James Taylor

songwriter and producer

Quartet, Andrew has played all over the world. He’s also freelanced on

currently performing under the name of Saint Saviour.

projects in the West End, has performed with acts including The Feeling, Beverley Knight,

Having cut her teeth on electronic music in the

LL Cool J and Billy Cobham, and writes regularly

early noughties as part of the East London scene,

for Bass Guitar Magazine.

various dance/pop collaborations and projects led her to a writing relationship with Groove Armada,

Andrew is supported by a team possessing

which soon developed into fronting the band live

impressive credentials, covering associations

around the world along with Candi Staton, Neneh

with acts as successful, and as diverse, as Cee Lo

Cherry and MC M.A.D. After contributing 2 singles

Green, Gabrielle, The Cinematic Orchestra, The

to their Grammy-nominated album ‘Black Light’,

Streets, Beyoncé, Moby and Duran Duran.

a solo career beckoned, resulting in the release of debut Saint Saviour album ‘Union’, achieving several film and TV synchronisations and live tours of the UK and Europe.

FOR FULL TUTOR PROFILES VISIT OUR WWW.TECHMUSICSCHOOL.CO.UK/TUTORS

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HARRY LECKSTEIN,

SVETLANA VASSILEVA,

BA (Hons), MBA

BMus (Hons), MA, CCPD

Head of Music Business

Head of Live Performance

Harry leads the BA (Hons)

Svetlana is a professional

Music Business degree

musician and educator,

alongside an inspirational

whose career has seen

team of industry entrepreneurs, artist managers

her play as a member of The Vegastones, who

and creative executives. Harry is managing

signed with V2 and supported Duran Duran.

director of Freeport Entertainment, representing

She’s also played with Moby and provided

One Minute Silence, Pink Punk and Olos, and

session work for Texas singer Sharleen Spiteri

is founder of the youth music social enterprise

and singer-actor John Barrowman.

Urban Collective, whose recent graduates include Mikill Pane and founder member of

Svet is supported by an impressive team bearing

The King Blues, Jonny “Itch” Fox.

many years’ experience, covering collaborations with Kid Creole, Rumer, Soul II Soul, Will Young, Queen, Florence + The Machine and Jamiroquai.

VISITING TUTOR FACULTY Tech Music School London welcomes many visiting tutors, who offer our students their unique, first-hand experiences of the music industry. Among these individuals are Kwame Kwaten of ATC Management, who looks after acts including Rumer and Master Shortie; professional DJ, producer and sound engineer Adrian Pickard, a certified Ableton trainer; Jon Shone, musical director for One Direction and Marina And The Diamonds; and Bosco De Oliveira, the UK’s foremost Latin percussionist. Check www.techmusicschool.co.uk for full Visiting Tutor Faculty profiles.

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EDUCATION PARTNERS TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON IS PRIVILEGED TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HIGHLY RESPECTED EDUCATION PROVIDERS WHO ENABLE US TO OFFER FULLY ACCREDITED COURSES TO PROVIDE SUCCESSFUL GRADUATES WITH INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS.

Tech Music School London graduates

The BIMM group of institutions offers

leave with a prestigious award from

music courses across the UK and Ireland

the University of West London.

in Brighton, Manchester, Bristol, London and Dublin.

As an education provider TMS is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards for our students. The BIMM group of institutes has been successfully assessed by the rigorous Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and has also received the UK Border Agency (UKBA) ‘Highly Trusted Sponsor’ status.

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COURSE CONTENTS 22-23 BMUS (HONS) POPULAR MUSIC PERFORMANCE WITH FOUNDATION YEAR - DRUMS, VOCALS, GUITAR & BASS 24-25 BMUS (HONS) POPULAR MUSIC PERFORMANCE - DRUMS, VOCALS, GUITAR & BASS 26-27 BA (HONS) CREATIVE MUSICIANSHIP - DRUMS, VOCALS, GUITAR AND BASS 28-29 BA (HONS) MUSIC PRODUCTION 30-31 BA (HONS) SONGWRITING 32-33 BA (HONS) MUSIC BUSINESS 34-35 ONE-YEAR DIPLOMA POPULAR MUSIC PERFORMANCE – DRUMS, VOCALS, GUITAR & BASS 36-37 ONE-YEAR DIPLOMA MUSIC PRODUCTION 38-39 ONE-YEAR DIPLOMA SONGWRITING

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BMUS (HONS)

POPULAR MUSIC PERFORMANCE WITH FOUNDATION YEAR DRUMS, VOCALS, GUITAR & BASS UCAS CODE: W31M

The BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance

Instrumental Techniques are also studied in

with Foundation Year is designed for aspiring

all four years and this enables students to

drummers, guitarists, bassists and vocalists who

continually refine and enhance their approach to

wish to develop their technical, performance

their instrument/voice with the aim of achieving

and musicianship skills to a professional level

a level of fluency that will meet the demands of

but require further preparation for study at

any musical situation.

Bachelor’s Degree level. The programme combines instrumental/vocal study with the

FOUNDATION YEAR

opportunity to engage with music technology,

The foundation year provides students with the

songwriting and a wide range of modern music

opportunity to gain a solid grounding in live

styles.

performance, instrumental/vocal techniques and styles as well as study skills, sight reading and

Graduates of the BMus (Hons) Popular Music

musicianship. Students will consolidate their

Performance with Foundation Year will be ready

existing knowledge and skills while discovering

to pursue careers as artists, musical directors

new areas of endeavour to pursue.

and session, touring and theatrical musicians as well as arrangers/composers.

YEARS ONE, TWO and THREE progress as per the descriptions given for the BMus (Hons)

Live performance is central to the programme and students participate in weekly Live Performance Workshops (LPWs) in all four years; LPWs give students the opportunity to perform on stage with their fellow students while receiving expert guidance from TMS’ teaching staff.

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Popular Music Performance.


KEY INFORMATION ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 80 UCAS points to include a minimum of two A-levels, or BTEC National Diploma in Music, and five GCSE qualifications at grades C and upwards, including English

Validated by the University of West London

MODULES All students take six modules (120 credits). All modules are mandatory. • Foundation Performance Studies

Language.

• Instrument Techniques

Applicants must attend a compulsory audition,

• Foundations of Music

where they will demonstrate their practical skills with a specialist tutor.

• Music Styles • Sight Reading • Academic Studies and

Learning Development

International students must meet English requirement of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

ESSENTIALS Course Duration: 4 years UCAS Code: W31M TMS UCAS Institution Code: T15

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BMUS (HONS)

POPULAR MUSIC PERFORMANCE DRUMS, VOCALS, GUITAR & BASS UCAS CODE: W315

This course is designed for aspiring drummers,

a level of fluency that will meet the demands of

guitarists, bassists and vocalists who wish

any musical situation.

to develop their technical, performance and musicianship skills to a professional level. The

Year One: In year one, students address the

programme combines high-level instrumental/

essential music skills that will underpin not

vocal study with the opportunity to engage with

only the rest of their studies but also their

music technology, songwriting and a wide range

future career. This includes investigating

of modern music styles.

and performing a wide range of music and developing an understanding of music theory,

Graduates will be ready to pursue careers as

music technology and the music business.

artists, musical directors and session, touring and theatrical musicians as well as arrangers/

Year Two: Year two requires students to apply

composers.

their skills to increasingly ‘real-world’ scenarios while studying the cultural heritage of popular

Live performance is central to the programme

music. Students also have the chance to select

and students participate in weekly Live

optional modules that allow them to specialise

Performance Workshops (LPWs) in all three years.

in either music technology or arranging/

LPWs give students the opportunity to perform

composing.

on stage with their fellow students while receiving expert guidance from TMS’ teaching staff.

Year Three: Year three has increased optionality with students able to choose the suite of

Instrumental Techniques are also studied in

modules that will enable them to make the

all three years and this enables students to

transition from student to professional. Third-

continually refine and enhance their approach to

year projects include the self-directed final

their instrument/voice with the aim of achieving

Performance Project at a top London venue.

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KEY INFORMATION

Validated by the University of West London

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 160 UCAS points to include a minimum of two A-levels, or BTEC National Diploma in Music, and five GCSE qualifications at grade C upwards, including English Language. Applicants must attend a compulsory audition, demonstrating their potential performance, reading, theory and aural skills in the presence of a specialist tutor. International students must meet English requirement of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

MODULES YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

All students take six modules

Students take five modules

Students take five modules

(120 credits). All modules are

(120 credits). Four modules

(120 credits). Four modules

mandatory.

are mandatory, with the

are mandatory, with the

fifth a choice between

fifth a choice between

two options.

three options.

• Techniques 1

Mandatory Modules:

Mandatory Modules:

• Musicianship

• Performance Studies 2

• Performance Project

• Music Industry Landscape

• Techniques 2

• Performance Studies 3

• Music Technology 1

• Ensemble Skills

• Techniques 3

• Popular Music Culture

• Personal and Business

• Performance Studies 1 • Essential Styles

Development

ESSENTIALS Course Duration: 3 years UCAS Code: W315

Option Modules – students

Option Modules – students

must pick one of two:

must pick one of three:

• Composing and Arranging 1

• Music Technology 3

• Music Technology 2

• Composing and Arranging 2 • Music Pedagogy in Practice

TMS UCAS Institution Code: T15

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BA (HONS)

CREATIVE MUSICIANSHIP DRUMS, VOCALS, GUITAR & BASS UCAS CODE: W3C5

This course is designed for aspiring drummers,

Year One: In year one, students address the

guitarists, bassists and vocalists who wish to

building blocks of individual artistry that will

develop their individual creative/artistic voice. The

underpin not only the rest of their studies but

programme combines instrumental/vocal study

also their future career. This includes interpreting

with the opportunity to develop collaborative

a wide range of music in both traditional and

and entrepreneurial skills while performing a wide

experimental contexts while developing an

range of original/adapted music.

understanding of songwriting, music technology and the music business.

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship will be ready to pursue careers as artists, band

Year Two: Year two requires students to apply their

leaders and contributing band members of

skills to increasingly ‘real-world’ scenarios while

any number of musical projects as well as

utilising the weekly LPW to workshop the original

songwriters/composers.

music of their peers. Students also have the chance to select optional modules that allow them

Live performance is central to the programme

to focus their learning journey on either showcase

and students participate in weekly Live

performance or composing for moving image.

Performance Workshops (LPWs) in all three years; LPWs give students the opportunity to perform

Year Three: Year three affords students the

on stage with their fellow students while receiving

opportunity to participate in the self-directed

expert guidance from TMS’ teaching staff.

final Performance Project at a top London venue while choosing from a range of optional modules

Instrumental Techniques are mandatory in Years 1

including advanced instrumental techniques,

and 2 and optional in Year 3 in order to facilitate

music pedagogy and/or composition that will

the development of performance excellence

best support them to make the transition from

alongside the pursuit of creativity/artistry.

student to creative artist.

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KEY INFORMATION

Validated by the University of West London

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 160 UCAS points including a minimum of two A-levels, or BTEC National Diploma in Music, and five GCSE qualifications at grade C upwards, including English Language. Applicants must attend a compulsory audition demonstrating their potential performance, creativity and individuality in the presence of a specialist performance tutor. International students must meet English requirement of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

MODULES YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

All students take six modules

Students take five modules

Students take five modules

(120 credits). All modules are

(120 credits). Four modules

(120 credits). Three modules

mandatory.

are mandatory, with the

are mandatory, with the

fifth a choice between

remaining two chosen from

three options.

four options.

Mandatory Modules:

Mandatory Modules:

• Band Performance 2

• Professional Project

• Styles

• Performance Techniques 2

• Band Performance 3

• Harmony and Theory

• Songwriting and Creative

• Dissertation

• Band Performance 1 • Performance Techniques 1 • Songwriting and Creative Technology 1

• Music Industry Landscape

Technology 2 • Artist Development

• Personal and Business Development

• Popular Music Culture Option Modules – students

Option Modules – students

must pick one of three:

must pick two of four:

Course Duration: 3 years

• Showcase

• Songwriting and Creative

UCAS Code: W3C5

• Music for the Moving Image 1

ESSENTIALS

TMS UCAS Institution Code: T15

• Studio Musicianship

Technology 3 • Techniques 3 • Music Pedagogy in Practice • Music for Moving Image 2

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BA (HONS)

MUSIC PRODUCTION

UCAS CODE: WH70

The BA (Hons) Music Production is designed for

Year One: In year one, students address the

aspiring producers and musicians who wish to

essential production skills that will underpin

develop their recording and production skills in

not only the rest of their studies but also their

a range of scenarios. The programme combines

future career. This includes working with a wide

technical study with the opportunity to develop

range of analogue recording techniques and

collaborative and entrepreneurial skills while

equipment and digital mixing, audio production

engaging with a wide range of analogue and

and sequencing platforms as well as developing

digital techniques, equipment and platforms.

an understanding of music theory, songwriting and the music business.

Graduates of the BA (Hons) Music Production will be ready to pursue careers as freelance and/ or label producers, content creatives and postproducers as well as live sound engineers and studio managers. Networking and collaboration are central to the programme and students are encouraged to create music projects with their peers

Year Two: Year two requires students to apply their skills to increasingly ‘real-world’ scenarios involving arranging, advanced sequencing and remixing in contemporary dance styles while studying the cultural heritage of popular music. Students also have the chance to select optional modules that allow them to specialise in studio management, live sound and songwriting.

on the BA (Hons) Songwriting programme,

Year Three: Year three affords students the

utilise musicians studying the BMus (Hons)

opportunity to participate in the self-directed final

Popular Music Performance and BA (Hons)

Production Project while choosing from a range

Creative Musicianship programmes and form

of optional modules including sound design,

entrepreneurial partnerships with students from

music pedagogy and/or composition that will

the BA (Hons) Music Business programme.

best support them to make the transition from student to music production professional.

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KEY INFORMATION

Validated by the University of West London

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 160 UCAS points including a minimum of two A-levels, or BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology or Music, and five GCSE qualifications at grade C upwards, including English Language. Applicants must attend an interview relating to their personal statement and aspects of music production. Applicants must bring with them at least one example of their production work, running to a minimum of three minutes, on a suitable format: MP3, with player, or on CD. International applicants can be interviewed remotely if visiting our campus is not possible. International students must meet English requirement of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

MODULES YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

All students take six modules

Students take six modules

Students take five modules

(120 credits). All modules are

(120 credits). Five modules

(120 credits). Two modules

mandatory.

are mandatory, with the

are mandatory, with the

sixth a choice between

remaining three chosen

three options.

from six options.

• Mixing and Audio Production 1

Mandatory Modules:

Mandatory Modules:

• Songwriting 1

• Mixing & Audio Production 2

• Production Project

• Musicianship

• Electronic Dance Music

• Personal and Business

• Recording Skills • Software Environments

• Music Industry Landscape

Production and Remixing

Development

• Arranging • Music for the Moving Image 1

Option Modules – students

• Popular Music Culture

must pick three of six: • Songwriting 3

ESSENTIALS Course Duration: 3 years UCAS Code: WH70 TMS UCAS Institution Code: T15

Option Modules – students

• Sonic Manipulation

must pick one of three:

• Location Recording and

• Live Sound

Post-Production

• Songwriting 2

• Music for the Moving Image 2

• Studio Management

• Music for Video Games • Music Pedagogy in Practice

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BA (HONS)

SONGWRITING UCAS CODE: W380

The BA (Hons) Songwriting is designed for

Year One: In year one, students address the

aspiring songwriters and musicians who wish to

essential songwriting skills that will underpin

develop their music and lyric writing skills in a

not only the rest of their studies but also their

range of scenarios. The programme combines

future career. This includes investigating and

technical study with the opportunity to develop

analysing a wide range of music and developing

collaborative and entrepreneurial skills while

an understanding of music theory, music

engaging with music technology and a wide

technology and the music business.

range of modern music styles. Year Two: Year two requires students to apply Graduates of the BA (Hons) Songwriting will be

their skills to increasingly ‘real-world’ scenarios

ready to pursue careers as singer/songwriters

while studying the music business’ complex legal

and contributing band members as well as

framework. Students also have the chance to

freelance and/or label songwriters, lyricists and

select optional modules that allow them to focus

top-liners.

their learning journey on showcase performance, writing to brief and/or composing for moving

Songwriting workshops are central to the

image.

programme and students participate in weekly showcases and critiques in all three years;

Year Three: Year three affords students the

workshops give students the opportunity to

opportunity to participate in the self-directed

perform their songs and/or have their songs

final Song Portfolio Project while choosing from

performed in a safe environment while receiving

a range of optional modules including situational

expert guidance from TMS’ teaching staff.

composition, music pedagogy and/or music technology that will best support them to make the transition from student to professional songwriter.

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KEY INFORMATION

Validated by the University of West London

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 160 UCAS points including a minimum of two A-levels, or BTEC National Diploma in Music, and five GCSE qualifications at grade C upwards, including English Language. Applicants must attend an interview relating to their personal statement and aspects of songwriting. Applicants must bring with them at least one example of their songwriting work – running to a minimum of three minutes in duration – on a suitable format (MP3 with player, or CD). International applicants can be interviewed remotely if visiting our campus is not possible. International students must meet English requirement of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

MODULES YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

All students take six modules

Students take six modules

Students take five modules

(120 credits). All modules are

(120 credits). Five modules

(120 credits). Two modules

mandatory.

are mandatory, with the

are mandatory, with the

sixth a choice between

remaining three chosen

three options.

from six options.

• Recording Skills

Mandatory Modules:

Mandatory Modules:

• Music Technology for

• Songwriting 2

• Song Project

• Music Technology

• Personal and Business

• Songwriting 1 • Song Stylistics

Songwriters 1 • Musicianship • Music Industry Landscape

for Songwriters 2 • Music Publishing and the Legal Framework • Popular Music Culture

ESSENTIALS Course Duration: 3 years UCAS Code: W380 TMS UCAS Institution Code: T15

Development

• Arranging Option Modules – students must pick one of three: • Songwriting 3 • Song Production Option Modules – students

• Writing for the Stage

must pick one of three:

• Music for the Moving Image 2

• Music for the Moving Image 1

• Music Technology for

• Writing for Commission • Showcase

Songwriters 3 • Music Pedagogy in Practice

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BA (HONS)

MUSIC BUSINESS

UCAS CODE: W370

This course is designed for anyone wishing

Year One: In year one, students address the

to pursue a career in the music business as

essential music business skills that will underpin

a music industry entrepreneur, innovator or

not only the rest of their studies but also their

creative manager. The programme features the

future career. This includes developing an

integration of traditional industry models with

understanding of the fundamental principles of

existing and emerging digital technologies.

business, the changing music industry landscape,

Recognising the need for entrepreneurs to

real-world record-label projects, artist & event

find employment in an extremely competitive

management and both physical and digital

industry, the qualification has a vocational

marketing techniques.

emphasis in addition to academic skills. Year Two: Year two requires students to build on The programme provides graduates with the

their knowledge of the music industry landscape

knowledge and skills appropriate to a range of

and to develop and apply critical, analytical

career outcomes in the music industry (label,

and reflective skills to increasingly ‘real-world’

publishing, events, management, digital) and

scenarios. The focus continues to be on

students are encouraged to manage the school

developing independent learning, team-working,

record label, produce programmes for the school

leadership, organisational, problem-solving,

radio station and host live industry showcases

networking and communication skills relevant to

and gigs on site and across the capital.

both academic study and the music business.

Networking and collaboration are central to

Year Three: Year three encourages the highest

the programme and students are encouraged

level of independent, self-directed study

to identify, develop and realise real-life music

and third year projects include real world

business projects in conjunction with their

business start-up activities. Students also

peers from TMS’ BMus (Hons) Popular Music

study increasingly complex event management

Performance, BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship,

techniques while undertaking an industry

BA (Hons) Songwriting and BA (Hons) Music

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KEY INFORMATION

Validated by the University of West London

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 160 UCAS points to include a minimum of two A-levels, or BTEC National Diploma, and five GCSE qualifications at grade C upwards, including English Language. International students must meet English requirement of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent.

Tech Records, our in-house label, provides a superb real-world platform for business students to discover how the industry works by putting out releases while they study. www.techrecords.co.uk

MODULES YEAR 1

YEAR 2

YEAR 3

All students take six modules

All students take six modules

All students take four

(120 credits). All modules are

(120 credits). All modules are

modules (120 credits). All

mandatory.

mandatory.

modules are mandatory.

• Label Project

• Digital Project

• Music Business Project

• The Fundamentals of

• Digital Entertainment

• Industry Placement

Commerce

• Event Management 2

• Music Industry Landscape

• Project Management

• Dissertation

• Artist Management

• Music Publishing and the

Business

• Event Management 1 • Physical and Digital Marketing

ESSENTIALS Course Duration: 3 years UCAS Code: W370 TMS UCAS Institution Code: T15

Legal Framework

For full module descriptions

• Business Start-Up

www.techmusicschool.co.uk

• Popular Music Culture

SEIZE THE DAY, WAIT FOR NO ONE, LEARN EVERYTHING, NETWORK FEROCIOUSLY, BECOME THE MUSIC INDUSTRY OF TOMORROW AT TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON. HARRY LECKSTEIN HEAD OF MUSIC BUSINESS

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ONE-YEAR DIPLOMA

POPULAR MUSIC PERFORMANCE DRUMS, VOCALS, GUITAR & BASS The Diploma in Popular Music Performance

Songwriting lessons lead students through the

is designed for drummers, guitarists, bassists

creative process of lyric, melody and chord

and vocalists who wish to follow an intensive

writing to the final presentation of original

one-year programme of study. This combines a

material. Music Technology lessons introduce

number of instrument specific lessons alongside

students to industry-standard software

a range of supporting skills. A successful student

packages, enabling the recording and production

will graduate from the programme with a

of original material. Musicianship encompasses

Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music

aural, theory and harmony study related to real-

– equivalent to two ‘A’ Levels.

world pop music examples.

Lessons in instrumental/vocal techniques, the

Lecture-based modules include: Music in Context

ability to perform and improvise across a range

providing a history of classic artists placed in

of genres and reading music are core to all

their social, historical and political context, and

disciplines. Students also learn about amp and

Music Industry providing practical knowledge to

pedal techniques (Guitar); backing vocals and

help aspiring artists plan their career.

stage techniques (Vocals); and working within a rhythm section (Drums and Bass). Tuition is

Networking and collaboration are central to the

based around a group-learning experience where

programme and students are encouraged to

technique and skill is developed through weekly

create music projects with their peers on the

lessons and practice tasks.

BA (Hons) and BMus (Hons) Programmes.

Live performance is central to the programme and students participate in weekly Live Performance Workshop (LPWs). LPWs give students the opportunity to perform on stage with their fellow students while receiving expert guidance from TMS’ teaching staff.

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KEY INFORMATION MODULES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Techniques 1 & 2

Four GCSE qualifications at grade C upwards,

• Session Styles 1 & 2

including English Language.

• Pre-Production 1 & 2 • Live Performance Workshop

Applicants must attend a compulsory

• Reading

assessment – or, a submission of relevant work

• Musicianship

is required.

• The Music Industry • Music in Context

International students may arrange a remote

• Songwriting

interview/assessment if they cannot visit our

• Music Technology

campus. International students must meet

• Extended Studies

English requirement of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

Please refer to www.techmusicschool.co.uk for expanded module information on these subject areas.

PROGRESSION ROUTE Onto TMS BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship or BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance

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ONE-YEAR DIPLOMA

MUSIC PRODUCTION The Diploma in Music Production is designed

Music Technology in Performance allows learners

for creative music producers who wish to follow

to develop a deeper understanding of the role

an intensive one-year programme of study.

of production techniques in a live performance

The programme focuses on the creative use

situation: MIDI controllers, synths, samplers

of the recording and production environment

and laptops through to microphones, effect

to produce music and sound for a range of

processors and DJ techniques.

applications. A successful student will graduate from the programme with a Pearson Edexcel

Songwriting lessons take students through the

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music Technology –

creative process of lyric, melody and chord

equivalent to two ‘A’ Levels.

writing to the final presentation of original material. Musicianship encompasses aural, theory

Core recording and production skills such as

and harmony study related to real-world pop

microphone techniques, mixing, effects and

music.

mastering will enable students to take a song from demo to finished product. Setup, capture,

Lecture-based modules include: Music in Context

recording and mixing of multi-track audio

providing a history of classic artists placed in

sessions are embedded into the programme

their social, historical and political context and

throughout the year.

Music Industry providing practical knowledge that helps aspiring artists plan their career.

In Listening Skills, students are given the opportunity to develop a critical ear, identifying

Networking and collaboration are central to the

key recording and production techniques

programme and students are encouraged to

alongside the musical components of a

create music projects with their peers on the

recording, while recognising the impact of the

Diploma in Songwriting programme and utilise

acoustic environment on the textures of vocals

musicians studying the Diploma in Popular Music

and instruments.

Performance programmes.

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KEY INFORMATION MODULES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Music Production Techniques

Four GCSE qualifications at grade C upwards,

• Sequencing Systems and Techniques

including English Language.

• Sound Creation and Manipulation • Audio Engineering Principles

Applicants must submit an example of their

• Songwriting

production work, on CD, which uses both music

• Music and Sound for the Moving Picture

technology hardware and software. The example

• The Music Industry

must be a minimum of one minute long and must

• Music Production Project

be original material. This sample will be assessed

• Music in Context

at Tech Music School London, based on its

• Listening Skills

arrangement, technical proficiency and recording

• Software Notation

quality. If the sample meets TMS’s standards, an

• Music Theory and Harmony

interview will be arranged.

• Extended Studies International students may arrange a remote interview/assessment if they cannot visit our campus. International students must meet English requirement of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent. Please refer to www.techmusicschool.co.uk for expanded module information on these subject areas.

PROGRESSION ROUTE Onto TMS BA (Hons) Music Production

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ONE-YEAR DIPLOMA

SONGWRITING The Diploma in Songwriting offers a wide range

In Listening Skills, students are given the

of modules to help you develop a portfolio of

opportunity to develop a critical ear, identifying

skills relevant to the music industry. Lessons

key recording and production techniques.

focussed on individual elements within the

Arranging and Software Notation lessons enable

songwriting process sit alongside a range of

to student to expand their songs to include

supporting skills. A successful student will

string, brass and backing vocal parts.

graduate from the programme with a Pearson Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Music –

Music Technology lessons introduce students to

equivalent to two ‘A’ Levels.

industry-standard software packages, enabling the recording and production of original

Students take a number of lessons in the

material. Musicianship encompasses aural, theory

building blocks of songwriting: melody, lyrics,

and harmony study related to real-world pop

harmony and structure. They are encouraged

music examples.

to develop their own writing style through the study of past masters and the introduction of

Lecture-based modules include: Music in Context

structured writing techniques.

providing a history of classic artists placed in their social, historical and political context and

Performance plays a pivotal role in the

Music Industry providing practical knowledge

programme. Students’ workshop their songs in

that helps aspiring artists plan their career.

a safe environment and receive expert guidance from songwriting and performance tutors. They

Networking and collaboration are central to the

may use guitar, piano, loops, apps or software

programme and students are encouraged to

programmes to support their performance.

create music projects with their peers on the Diploma in Music Production programme and utilise musicians studying the Diploma in Popular Music Performance programmes.

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KEY INFORMATION MODULES

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

• Melody and Lyrics

Four GCSE qualifications at grade C upwards,

• Harmony

including English Language.

• Structure and Style • Songwriting Workshop / Portfolio Design

Applicants must attend a compulsory

• Arranging

assessment at Tech Music School London, or

• Listening Skills

submit demo material if they are unable to

• Live Performance Workshop

come in person.

• Software Notation • Musicianship

International students may arrange a remote

• The Music Industry

interview/assessment if they cannot visit our

• Music in Context

campus. International students must meet

• Music Technology

English requirement of IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

• Extended Studies Please refer to www.techmusicschool.co.uk for expanded module information on these subject areas.

PROGRESSION ROUTE Onto TMS BA (Hons) Songwriting

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STUDENT SUPPORT WE WANT TO MAKE YOUR STAY AT TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON AS EASY AND COMFORTABLE FOR YOU AS POSSIBLE. WE HAVE ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL SUPPORT TEAMS DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF BEING AT TMS.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

PERSONAL SUPPORT

We have a full-time team providing a range of

Student Support also offers counselling and

services for those who need support throughout

stress-management. This is done on a one-to-one

their studies. These include students with special

basis and is strictly confidential. We understand

learning difficulties, dyslexia, medical conditions

that there are certain stresses and anxieties

and other disabilities. Our Student Support team

that can affect students so our fully qualified

will work on a one-to-one basis to help students

counsellors will help with any problems you may

learn skills to help with reading, writing, revision

have from financial worries to personal issues.

and approach to exams and coursework. For further information you can call Student Support on +44 (0)208 749 3131

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HOW TO APPLY APPLYING TO TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON IS SIMPLE. ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS FOLLOW THESE STEPS.

HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES 1  Make your application through UCAS at ucas.com. To apply via UCAS you will need your course code and also the correct institution codes.

T15 – Institution Code for TMS The first UCAS deadline for application is January 15 2015. There are further opportunities to apply but it is recommended you meet this first deadline.

2 For performance courses you will require an assessment with TMS. Once we have received your application we will book your assessment, or you can book one before you apply by calling our admissions teams on +44 (0)208 749 3131. For Music Production courses you will be required to submit a portfolio of your work on application. 3 If your UCAS application is successful you will be made either a conditional or unconditional offer. If it is conditional it will be pending TMS receiving any further information that is required, such as exam results and certificates. If it unconditional then you have met the entry criteria for the course.

DIPLOMA COURSES 1  You can apply directly to TMS to secure your place on one of our diploma courses by visiting www.techmusicschool.co.uk by calling us on +44 (0)208 749 3131 or by emailing admissions@techmusicschool.co.uk. 2 When we have received your enquiry we will ask you in for an assessment. If you are applying for a course that does not involve a practical performance element you will be assessed on your qualifications, experience and an interview. 3 After your assessment or interview we will either make you an offer of a place or suggest what you need to do to develop your skills.

If you have any queries about TMS courses you can call our admissions team on +44 (0)208 749 3131 or email us at admissions@techmusicschool.co.uk

4 C  onfirmation of your place will be made through ‘Track’ on ucas.com. It is then up to you to confirm if you wish to take your place.

KNOW YOUR CODES T15 – Institution Code for TMS

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INTERNATIONAL WE HAVE A HISTORY OF TEACHING STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND WE WANT THIS TO CONTINUE. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BRING A DIFFERENT DIMENSION TO THE VIBRANT TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON ENVIRONMENT. CONTRASTING CULTURES AND MUSIC TASTES ENCOURAGE OUR STUDENTS TO LOOK AT MUSIC FROM AN ALTERNATIVE VIEWPOINT, ENHANCING THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE.

VISAS

BANKING

Our admissions team can offer advice about

If you are moving to the UK for the first time

studying in London in order to make the

you will probably want to set up a bank account.

transition as smooth as possible. The team will

You should ask for advice from the bank in your

also be able to give you clear concise information

home country. Many have agreements with

about applying for a Tier 4 visa. It can be a

banks in the UK and can assist you with opening

daunting task but we will try and make it as easy

an account before you leave your home. To open

as possible for you. TMS holds a Tier 4 Highly

an account you may need to complete a bank

Trusted Sponsor (HTS) licence, which enables us

application form and provide your passport, a

to sponsor international students on our full-time

letter from TMS and proof of your address.

courses at both diploma and degree levels. When applying for a visa we recommend that you allow a minimum of eight weeks from the time of your acceptance onto a course at TMS.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

WORKING IN LONDON EU students are able to work while studying. Students from outside the UK will need to get a National Insurance (NI) number. You can find further information about how to be issued an NI

Non-native English-speaking students need to

number at hmrc.gov.uk/ni/intro/number.htm. UK

meet our English language requirement of IELTS

Border Agency guidelines state that international

5.0 for diploma and IELTS 5.5 for most degree

students holding Tier 4 visas studying at TMS do

courses or equivalent. (BA in Music Business

not currently have any working rights.

IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.)

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FEES & FINANCE AS PART OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST SUCCESSFUL GROUP OF MUSIC COLLEGES, TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON ARE UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO OFFER OUTSTANDING VALUE AND QUALITY. Many UK universities are charging £9,000 a year for degree courses – all of our undergraduate three-year degree courses are priced at under £6,000 for UK and EU students. All TMS courses are fully accredited so you can apply to the Student Loans Company to cover the full amount of tuition fees payable. To find out more, please refer to our finance packs or website for more information on funding options. All fees quoted apply to the 2015/16 academic year only, and are on a per annum basis.

Diplomas

UK and EU students

Non EU Students

UCAS Code

Diploma in Popular Music Performance

£4,950

£9,950

N/A

Diploma in Music Production

(£500 deposit required)

(Deposit req. £1,000)*

Diploma in Songwriting

Free to students under 18**

Higher Education Courses

UK and EU students

Non EU Students

UCAS Code

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance £5,950

£10,950 (Deposit required £1,000)*

W315

BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance £5,950 (with Foundation Year)

£10,950 (Deposit required £1,000)*

W31M

BA (Hons) Creative Musicianship

£5,950

£10,950 (Deposit required £1,000)*

W3C5

BA (Hons) Music Production

£5,950

£10,950 (Deposit required £1,000)*

WH70

BA (Hons) Songwriting

£5,950

£10,950 (Deposit required £1,000)*

W380

BA (Hons) Music Business

£5,950

£10,950 (Deposit required £1,000)*

W370

* Balance paid within 6 weeks ** UK & EU students aged 17 or under as of 31st August 2015 are eligible for free funding.

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STUDENT LOANS FOR MOST STUDENTS STUDYING A DEGREE-LEVEL COURSE, TUITION FEES CAN BE COVERED BY A STUDENT LOAN. TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON ARE ABLE TO OFFER LOANS THROUGH THE STUDENT LOANS COMPANY. for a student loan. You can find out more

REPAYMENTS

information on the guidelines and how to

Your repayments are linked to your income. You

apply for a student loan at www.slc.co.uk. The

only make repayments when your income is over

government also provides useful information on

£21,000 a year, and if your income drops below

student finance at www.gov.uk/student-finance.

this amount repayments stop. Each month you

Both UK and EU students are eligible to apply

pay back 9% of any income over £21,000, this TMS have been fully QAA assessed which is a

would work out at approximately £30 per month

requirement of the government to be able to

if you were earning £25,000 per year.

offer student loans on a continuing basis. For more information on loans or any queries Student loans for Tuition fees provided by the

you may have on tuition fees and student finance

Student Loan Company will cover a maximum of

please contact the TMS Finance team on

£6,000 of fees per annum if you are eligible for a

+44 (0)208 749 3131 or by emailing

loan. Where the annual course fees are in excess

admissions@techmusicschool.co.uk

of £6,000, the balance must be paid by the student prior to enrolling each academic year.

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SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON IS DEDICATED TO OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES TO TALENTED AND PASSIONATE ASPIRING MUSICIANS AND MUSIC INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS. OUR AIM IS TO DO AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO HELP YOU SUCCEED. In the last year TMS, as part of the BIMM group, have offered over £200,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students in need of financial help to make the most of their talents. It is an initiative we are proud to be a part of and we will be continuing with. For more details about TMS’ scholarships and bursaries visit the ‘Fees and Scholarships’ section at www.techmusicschool.co.uk/funding.

AVAILABLE BURSARIES: EMI MUSIC SOUND FOUNDATION STRUMMERVILLE (THE JOE STRUMMER FOUNDATION FOR NEW MUSIC) MARSHALL AMPLIFICATION HARTKE SHURE MAPEX PLEDGE MUSIC

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ACCOMMODATION IN LONDON

LONDON IS A THRIVING STUDENT CITY SO YOU ARE NEVER SHORT OF PLACES TO LIVE. ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE ACROSS THE CITY WITH EASY ACCESS TO FULHAM BY TUBE OR BUS.

AVAILABLE ACCOMMODATION INCLUDES: • Dedicated student housing • Private landlords • Houseshare opportunities • Part-boards with families You can find more details at www.techmusicschool.co.uk/accommodation. When you apply we will send you an accommodation pack to help you find your perfect place to live, and each year we also have a dedicated online forum for new students to find out all they need to know about living in London.

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 CONTACT INFORMATION

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON OR THE INFORMATION WITHIN THIS PROSPECTUS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH.

TECH MUSIC SCHOOL LONDON

CHECK US OUT ONLINE

Effie Road

WEBSITE:

Fulham

www.techmusicschool.co.uk

London SW6 1EN

FACEBOOK:

United Kingdom

www.facebook.com/TechMusicSchool

TEL :

+44 (0)208 749 3131

TWITTER:

EMAIL:

admissions@techmusicschool.co.uk

www.twitter.com/TechMusicSchool

PLEASE NOTE: The information in the TMS prospectus and online is believed to be correct. It is not part of any agreement with parents/students and the school. Courses and course content are regularly reviewed and may be subject to change. Tech Music School is part of the BIMM Group and from 2014 will be known as BIMM London.

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/user/TechMusicSchool

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COLLEGE TOURS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TMS TOUR THE COUNTRY VISITING SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES TO TALK TO STUDENTS ABOUT CAREERS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. Our college tours are an interactive experience featuring live music as well as a presentation and Q&A session with our experienced college tours team. We lift the lid on how the music industry works and offer advice and guidance on how to pursue your dream career.

WOULD YOU LIKE US TO VISIT YOUR SCHOOL/COLLEGE? If you’re a student, parent or teacher and would like TMS to visit your school or college then contact us by emailing our Events team on events@bimm.co.uk.

OPEN DAYS

WE HOLD OPEN DAYS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR SO THAT YOU CAN GET A SENSE OF WHAT LIFE AS A STUDENT AT TMS WILL BE LIKE. At an open day you can: • Watch live performances from TMS bands

• See a presentation about TMS courses and our philosophy on education • View our facilities • Meet course tutors • Ask any questions you may have regarding studying at TMS To find out when our open days are running check out www.techmusicschool.co.uk/open-days Please contact us on +44 (0)208 749 3131 or by email at admissions@techmusicschool.co.uk in order to book your place on our next open day.

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STEVE ALLSWORTH – ROD STEWART, LILY ALLEN DAVID LAUDAT – SPICE GIRLS, EAST 17, WESTLIFE BECKY JONES – GROOVE ARMADA RAY TOVEY – ONE LITTLE INDIAN (BJÖRK) SANDY BUGLASS – PIXIE LOTT LES DAVIDSON – PETE TOWNSEND, TINA TURNER JACOB QUISTGAARD – DAMON ALBARN GLEN RAYNER – SAVAGE GARDEN FEMI TEMOWO – COURTNEY PINE, AMY WINEHOUSE

TUTORS

THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE FANTASTIC ARTISTS OUR TUTORS HAVE WORKED WITH

SEBASTIAAN DE KROM – HERBIE HANCOCK JOHN CALVERT – THE STREETS, LEMAR ELLIOTT HENSHAW – DEEP PURPLE IAIN MACKENZIE – RONNIE SCOTT’S BIG BAND JAMES BELL – ROLLING STONES, GARY MOORE VICTY SILVA – SUEDE, TOM JONES, PLACEBO CARYS DAMON – GALLOWS, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND SIMON CARTER – JAMIROQUAI, CRAIG DAVID JON SHONE – ONE DIRECTION, TINCHY STRYDER CHRIS BORUD – CEE LO GREEN, GABRIELLE SIMON COLAM – ITV X FACTOR ACCOMPANIST (SERIES 1-9) 49


All the information contained in this prospectus is correct at the time of print. Tech Music School London, however reserves the right to vary, alter or cancel the services and all other matters referred to herein at our sole discretion and no liability whatsoever shall arise to us by reason of so doing. Tech Music School Ltd. Registered Office: 38-42 Brunswick Street West, Brighton, BN3 1EL. Company No. 07172561

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