In a creative environment with expert tutors, you’ll progress step-by-step. Go from a beginner to using Pro Tools like a pro.
Is this course for me?
You may want to manage yourself, others, or look into a completely different area of the music business. Either way, if you understand the roles of record labels and publishing, you put yourself in the best position to create opportunities from it.
This hands-on course will help you develop confidence working with people as well as audio. You’ll also gain the business skills to back it up.
Work experience placements are on offer in the school. With your skills, this could lead you into anything from stage managing festivals, running your own studio, or scoring music for films.
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Start dates and course fees
- Start dates
6 months audio engineering: Thursdays 12pm-6pm
6 months Audio Engineering: Mondays 12pm-6pm
September (Weekend Term)
6 months Audio Engineering: Saturdays 11am-5pm
6 months Audio Engineering: Wednesdays 12pm-6pm
December (Evening term)
6 months audio engineering: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7pm-10pm
Music Composition is studied alongside your Audio Engineering module unless otherwise specified.
Music Business runs on a Saturday 3pm – 6pm or a Thursday 7pm – 10pm for 3 months.
Contact us for full timetable with regards to Music Composition, Music Business and Audio Engineering. +44 (0) 161 833 4722
- Course fees
Instant Decision Student Finance Options
£3400. Minimum 5% deposit £170
payable upon successful application.
Options One – Four: Payment terms
from 12 – 48 months, from £82 per month.
Fund your own training
Option Five: Reg fee (£300) to enrol + £3100. Total £3400
Balance due 1 calendar month prior to start date.
Option Six: Reg fee (£300) to enrol
+ 3 x 10 week instalments of £1120. Total £3660
First instalment due 1 calendar month prior to start date.
When should I enrol?
In short: enrol as soon as you are ready. All live course dates are available for you to enrol on.
Unlike most training centres SEM has a limit on lecturer to student ratio and keeps its class sizes small. We therefore have limited availability and courses fill up in advance. We would recommend enrolling as soon as you are ready, to avoid disappointment. If you are looking at a start date that is more than 3 months away, we would strongly recommend contacting a course advisor so that we can primarily secure your place before the window opens for you to apply for finance.
If you are funding with Student Finance (Monthly payment options 1 – 4) and your course starts within 3 months
- Apply online now via the course page.
- Monthly repayments to Omnifinance begin 28 days after acceptance.
- The initial downpayment is paid to SEM, this is not required until 14 days before your course start date.
If you are funding with Student Finance (Monthly payment options 1 – 4) and your course starts in more than 3 months time
- Speak to to the SEM office asap. We can take the initial downpayment to hold your place on the course until we are within the 3 month window for you to apply for the finance.
- The SEM office can also offer advice on how to prepare for the application (electoral roll, credit score check etc.)
If you have any questions please contact a course advisor on +44 (0)161 833 4722. They will be happy to help!
Can I get funding for the course?
If you have any questions, we would always recommend contacting a course advisor or calling us on +44 (0)161 833 4722.
Options 1 – 4: Get instant Student Finance with Omni Capital (you will need to be in employment)
Prospective students are able to get an instant online decision to fund training though our partner Omni Capital. To apply, you must be 18 or over, and have been living in the UK for at least 3 years before your course starts. You can apply by clicking ‘enrol’ on the course page to begin the finance application. Please note student finance can only be applied for within 3 months or less of the course start date.
You can apply for the full amount of course fees, and choose an affordable monthly repayment that suits your budget. Other benefits of student finance are that the baseline course price is based on our ‘advanced’ cheaper price. You will need to pay a minimum 5% downpayment on the course fees at the point of successful application, although you have the option to make anything up to a 50% downpayment on course fees (please contact SEM for this).
Options 5 – 6: Fund the course yourself
You can choose ‘advanced’ and ‘termly’ payment plans. An advanced payment would be required before starting the course to secure your place. A termly payment plan requires the first instalment to be paid no later than 1 calendar month before the course start date, with termly instalments at 10 week intervals. At the school’s discretion, a monthly payment plan can be arranged if there is a guarantor, if other finance routes such as student finance are not a viable option. Please contact us about this if you need more advice.
If you are European, a British citizen but have not lived in the UK for the past three years, or have low or no credit score, then payment options 5 and 6 are the relevant options for you. We would also be happy to discuss a flexible monthly payment plan between yourself and SEM, as an alternative to loan funding. Please contact us promptly to arrange this.
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