Whether your goal is to be a performer, producer, songwriter or a music business professional, studying at The BRIT School is one of the best ways to prepare yourself for the future. We offer a varied and well-rounded musical training that will stretch and challenge you, as well as provide you with the wide range of skills that you need to succeed in the industry.
At Post 16 we have two music courses: Music Route and Music Technology Route.
For the Music Route you will be a confident performer on at least one instrument or voice.
For the Music Technology Route you will show a strong aptitude for and knowledge of music technology with a portfolio of work that you have created.
For both the Music Route and Music Technology Route we offer the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production which is equivalent to three A levels.
Both routes will study subjects such as the music industry, music history and theory.
Music Route will additionally include songwriting, solo and ensemble performance, ethnomusicology and music technology.
Music Technology Route will additionally include subjects such as recording, DAW production, mixing and DJ skills.
How Do I Apply
You may apply for ONE ROUTE ONLY. For entry into Year 12, please answer the following questions online:
List your practical skills (instruments/
voice/production/software skills etc.) in order of ability and give a clear indication of which one you will audition with.
Describe in detail your musical experience and/or training to date.
Give an example of an occasion when you have demonstrated professionalism in your own work or study.
What are the three most important qualities needed to succeed in music business and why?
The music department benefits from outstanding facilities including professionally equipped rehearsal rooms, recording studios, Mac suites and more. We run software including Pro Tools, Logic Pro and Ableton alongside equipment from Marshall, Fender, Nord and many other industry standard brands.
Music students are offered multiple performance opportunities which include the School’s onsite theatre as well as a variety of external venues. Our close relationship with The BRIT Trust and the support of the School's governors often results in students being invited to perform at a range of prestigious events and venues each year.
What Qualities Do I Need?
We are looking for imaginative and talented musicians who have an interest in the study of music as a wider subject (not just performance/production) and have the initiative to create opportunities for themselves and their peers. It is vital that students are already actively involved in music both in and out of school. We are a wide-ranging department and there is no preference given to particular genres or instruments.