Course options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

The Popular Music and Worship degree has been designed to give you a comprehensive educational experience. This course provides an in-depth understanding of both popular music performance and the Biblical concepts of worship. Over three years, our knowledgeable and experienced teaching staff combine specific instrument classes and one-to-one tutorials to transform your musical ability. For the aspiring musician, optional modules give you the opportunity to develop and showcase your new-found technical skill. Further to your instrument study, you will have opportunities to perform alongside your fellow students in our well-equipped performance hall. Tutors are on hand to provide feedback during these sessions, shaping and developing your live playing. You will then put this experience and feedback into practice, taking performances out into venues across the city. Through expert teaching, you will gain an overview of the Bible and its themes, as well as an exploration into worship and its practical context. Corporate worship sessions, group discussion and practical presentations are used to reflect and review the material, providing you with the opportunity to gain a greater grasp of the concepts being taught. Optional modules are available for those that want to specialise in Church leadership or to prepare for working within the wider area of Christian ministry. Committed to your career We are dedicated to preparing you for a career that lies beyond your studies. You will explore and develop the many career pathways that are available to Nexus ICA graduates, with sessions dedicated to equipping you for success in a broad range of working environments. Visiting lecturers from a variety of fields bring a level of expertise and insight into how your new-found knowledge and skill can translate into a fulfilling and rewarding career. There are many opportunities throughout the duration of the course to get involved in a variety of aspects of life here at Nexus ICA. A strong sense of community is an integral part of what we do and students are encouraged to contribute to a wide-range of causes and events during their time here.


Modules Year 1 • Foundational Instrument Study • Further Instrument Study • Applied Biblical Studies; Foundations • Applied Biblical Studies; Developing Salvation History • Pursuit of Worship 1; Identity & Principles • Live performance workshop Modules Year 2 • Advanced Instrument Study • Applied Biblical Studies; Advancing New Testament Church • Contextual Studies • Popular Music Performance • Pursuit of Worship 2; Application & Context Modules Year 3 • Music Performance and Professional Practice (Core Module) • Professional Development & Career Planning (Core Module) • Contemporary Worship Practice (Core Module) • Advance Recital (Optional) • Songwriting & Production (Optional) • Live Events Management (Optional) • Instrument Teaching and Pedagogy (Optional) • Church Praxis (Optional) • Church History (Optional)

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
Nexus Institute of Creative Arts (Nexus ICA)
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English at Grade 4 (Grade C if you studied previous to 2017)

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

2024/25 tuition fees tbc
Popular Music and Worship (Nexus ICA) at University of West London - UCAS