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Whether your goal is to be a performer, producer, songwriter or music business professional, studying at The BRIT School will help you develop industry-relevant skills within a challenging, supportive and creative vocational environment. We offer a varied and rounded musical education that will stretch and challenge you, as well as provide you with the broad range of skills you need to succeed in the industry.

Course Information

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.

Music Route will include subjects such as music theory, songwriting, music industry, music history, music technology, ethnomusicology (world music).

Music Technology Route will include subjects such as recording, DAW production, mixing, live sound, composition and performance.

How Do I Apply

You may apply for ONE ROUTE ONLY. For entry into Year 12, please answer the following questions online:


Answer questions specific to your chosen route:

(Music Route applicants only)

List your strengths (instrument and/or voice) in order of ability & which one you will audition with. 

See below for Music Technology question. 



(All applicants) Describe your musical experience and/or training since you started secondary school in detail. This could include performances, composition work, recording sessions or anything else that you consider relevant.


(All applicants) What do you think are the three most important qualities to succeed as a professional musician? Give reasons to support answer. Provide an example of an occasion when you have demonstrated these qualities in your work/study.


(All applicants) Pick an important event in the history of popular music and explain its significance.


For music technology students please answer the following for question 1: Give a detailed summary of your experience and/or training in music technology, including any software that you are familiar with. 

Student Experience

Every year, students are offered multiple performance opportunities which may include the school’s onsite theatre as well as a range of external venues. Our close relationship with The BRIT Trust and the support of the school's governors often results in music students being invited to perform at a range of prestigious events and venues each year. The Music Department benefits from outstanding facilities including professionally equipped rehearsal rooms, digital recording studios, Apple Mac suites and more. All of this practical experience is ably supported by a strong theoretical and analytical course that prepares students for both the world of work or for further music study.

What Qualities Do I Need?

We are looking for imaginative, open-minded, reliable team players who are focused and motivated. Being organised, responsible and able to meet deadlines is very important to us. You must also have an interest in the study of music as a wider subject (not just performance/production) and have the initiative to create musical opportunities for yourself and your peers. It is vital that students are already actively involved in musical activities both in and out of school, particularly for Post 16 applicants.

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