Would you like to increase your versatility as a performing and recording artist? Are you a performing artist or singer songwriter who wants to become a professional musician? This course has been developed in response to current demands from the music industry. It aims to develop your skills as a performer and writer, along with your technical knowledge and to give you essential industry know-how that can help you to build your music career. This exciting programme draws upon our course team's vast experience of the music industry and is specifically designed in response to the needs of current and future practices. It is aimed at the musician/composer who wants to develop their own instrumental playing, composition and production skills and the industry savvy to launch and promote their career. You will have the opportunity to take performance modules working in both one-to-one and group situations to ensure a relevant understanding of music theory, instrumental and composition skills, and performance techniques. The management strand of this programme ensures that you have the opportunity to develop the skills required to launch and manage your performance career. You will also be able to arrange live events and performances, and network within the industry. You will have access to an impressive range of technical facilities and studios. This includes professionally equipped suites with the latest industry software, a recording studio and surround sound mixing suite making it one of Cardiff’s best audio complexes. Our location, close to the vibrant music scene in Cardiff, provides unique opportunities for placements, work experience and networking. We will also encourage you to collaborate with other musicians and artists at CAVC so you will be able to apply your skills in a variety of live situations, working with performers in a range of genres.
Assessment includes course work, practical assessment and a portfolio submission
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- City Centre Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard entry requires you to have achieved 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5) either via a Diploma in Higher Education, a Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).|
We also accept other English language examination equivalents. The standard requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). We require a level B2 standard in all of the elements: • reading • writing • speaking • listening
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website
Cardiff and Vale College
City Centre Campus
Course contact details
CAVC Course Enquiries