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Course summary

The one-year Certificate of Higher Education (Cert HE) Popular Music and Worship course has been designed to give students comprehensive training, providing a broad understanding of both popular music and the Biblical concept of worship. Specific instrument classes focus on honing and advancing core musical skills – our knowledgeable and experienced teaching staff providing you with everything you need to be a creative and expressive musician. Further to your instrument study, there are frequent opportunities for you and your fellow students to perform in our well-equipped performance hall. Tutors are on hand to provide feedback during these sessions, shaping and developing your live playing and performance. A variety of lectures a week give you 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. There are also 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.


• 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

How to apply

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Nexus Institute of Creative Arts (Nexus ICA)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prospective students will be required to undertake a practical audition to assess musical ability (equivalent to Grade 6 Practical and Grade 5 theory, based on the RockSchool syllabus). If you do not have Grade 5 theory, we have a short music theory entrance exam you can take. You can find sample papers on our website. These exams will be available to take on one of our Open Days or at another suitable time. If you require any support relating to this, please do not hesitate to contact us. GCSE English at Grade 4 (Grade C if you studied previous to 2017)

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Fees and funding

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Popular Music and Worship (Nexus ICA) at University of West London - UCAS