Music Foundation

Our Music Foundation programme is designed for talented students seeking a place at a university music department or conservatoire.

We have two music streams:

Performance: aimed at the more classically trained musician. You will work towards entry into university, conservatoire or music college.

Technology: aimed at the more pop-based contemporary musician who has had some experience with music technology. Students will work towards entry into music tech colleges and pop music courses.


17 years +

Educational Level
Successfully completed secondary education

English Level
IELTS 4.5+ (no element under 4.0)

Audition Requirement
Please refer to the Audition Process tab for more information

Please State at Time of Application
Main instrument
Secondary instrument (if any)
Length of time learning instrument
Results of any formal music certification
Level of music theory knowledge and ability to read notation

Awarding Body
University of the Arts London Awarding Body


Course Length
3 terms

Contact Time
Up to 30 hours per week

Instrument Tuition
2 hours per week

English Language
Up to 5 hours per week if required

University music department, conservatoire or music technology college