- Length 2 years (6 terms)
- Course Start September
- Progression Students who are successful may progress onto our Music Foundation course.
- Tutor Support Specialist tutor support available 5 days a week.
- Studio Access Students have access to our studios 7 days a week, from 8am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends.
- How Your Work Is Assessed Visual and written assignments and projects.
- Guest Lecturers Our course is enriched by programmed of lectures and workshops from a range of creative professionals.
What to Expect
Year 1 will provide the skill development which will enable students to progress on to Year 2 in the Music Foundation. The training will challenge students to their fullest, engaging them in their development of a main area of study (instrumental/vocal performance, production, composition) as well as within the academics necessary for successful progression to competitive music university or college programs.
Students will be guided through weekly one to ones in their areas of specialism, alongside the conservatoirestyle group tutorials.
Students will progress into the Music Foundation for Year 2.
16 years +
Successful completion of High School is needed or 1 x A level or an equivalent Level 3 qualification and 5 x GCSEs at grade 4 or grade C or equivalent, preferably in a relevant creative subject.
Students who do not meet these entry requirements will still be considered on their own individual potential to succeed.
English Level for International Students
IELTS 4.5+ (no element under 4.0)
An audition piece is required for entry to this course.
How We Teach
Throughout this course students will be taught through specialist workshops, guest lecturers, regular one-to-ones and group tutorials.
Music Theory, Aural Skills, Recording and Sequencing, Ukulele, Hand Drumming, Composition, World Music, History
- Royal College of Music
- Royal Northern College
- Birmingham Conservatoire
Each of our students receives assistance from our dedicated university officer to help with university applications. They are also supported with auditions.
53% of our students achieved a distinction in 2019 across both Extended Diploma Performing and Production Arts courses. This is substantially higher than the national level of 29.8%. Our failure rate of 0% is much lower than the national average of 12.1%.*
*based on national average in 2017/18
About the School
Cambridge school of visual & performing arts (csvpa) is a dedicated arts and performance school in the centre of cambridge. We offer diploma, foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses acr ... Read More