This course provides opportunities for you to gain industry experience in your specialist area, as well as allowing you to create a professional portfolio of work suitable for employment in the music industry or for further study. Our lecturers are all currently active in the music industry and are experienced in live performance, music production, media and research, so you will have the opportunity to gain first-hand advice from industry professionals.


  • HNC Full time: 1 year
  • HNC Part time: 2 years
  • HND Full time: 2 years
  • HND Part time 4 years

Contact Time (per week) 

  • Full time: 2 days
  • Part time: 1 day

• 96 UCAS points typically from A Levels or a Level 3 Diploma in Music, although students from other subject specialisms are encouraged to apply
• Mature students who may not have formal qualifications are encouraged to apply for an interview where you will be considered on your experience, enthusiasm and commitment

Year 1

  • Professional Development(Core)
  • Marketing and Promotion for Musicians(Core)
  • The Music Industry(Core)
  • The Evolution of the Instrument(Optional)
  • Recording Technology(Optional)
  • Sound Engineering Fundamentals(Optional)
  • Compositional Techniques(Optional)
  • Fundamentals of Composition(Optional)

Year 2

  • Creative Research Project – 30 credits (Core)
  • Advanced Composition Techniques (Optional)
  • Creative Portfolio(Optional)
  • Advanced Sound Engineering(Optional)
  • Mixing and Mastering(Optional)
  • Advanced Events Management(Optional)
  • Developing as an Artist(Optional)

You will learn through a series of tutorials, seminars and practical demonstrations. You will develop your critical analysis, evaluation and reflection skills through the creation of a portfolio.

A range of assessment methods will be used including presentations, academic essays and work-based projects. The portfolio that you develop through the completion of these modules can be presented to potential employers within the industry. It will shows both your academic writing and practical abilities, as well as showcasing your understanding of the relationship between theory and practice.

Successful completion of this course will provide you with the qualifications required to ‘top-up’ to a full Bachelor’s Degree at university in just one year. This ‘top-up’ can be in any music related subject, such as Music Performance, Music Technology, Music Events Management and Music in Education. Acceptance on to these courses is at the discretion of the institution offering the top-up. You can also progress in to the music industry locally, nationally or worldwide in job roles such as a: Live Sound Engineer, Music Teacher, Post-production Audio Engineer, or Session Musician.

Using the skills they have developed on the course, past students have also progressed to become Freelance Music Producers or write and record their own music.

You will have access to professional recording studios which feature industry standard mixing consoles with a range of outboard effects, microphones and monitors. You will also have access to our post-production and synth studios, as well as our fully equipped sound-proofed rehearsal rooms. In addition, our facilities include two Mac suites, with all the software you will need to support your studies.

You will also have access to an Academic Support Tutor to assist you with your studies and careers advisors to help you with your future employment.

You will have the opportunity to take part in running a show on your own with the Infinity Radio Station Project, as well as working towards the release of an EP with our professional record label – Infinity Records. Trips are scheduled throughout the year and include visits to other Higher Education establishments for those who wish to progress on to Level 6 after completing the course.

You will be encouraged to develop your own professional portfolio and will be encouraged to use the recording studio facilities accessible to you outside of lesson times. You will have talks from industry professionals and have the opportunity to plan and take part in both internal and external live events. These events include ‘Live Lounge’ style performances, and a Battle of the Bands concert.

“Working with Infinity, I was able to explore different aspects of the music industry, technically, practically and business-led. This gave me the confidence I needed to take my music further, and I have been able tosecure a publishing deal, as well as multiple features on BBC Introducing, whilst studying and sincegraduating from University Centre Stamford.” – Mark Crawford

“The variety of topics give you in depth knowledge of the music industry. Both the support from the lecturers and the facilities available were of a high standard, having the option to book recording studios was a great help to me when looking to perfect my work.” – Luke Elliott

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For Admission

Department : Music
Level : Level 4/5
Awarding Body: Pearson Edexcel
Starts : 09 September, 2019
Duration : 1-2 years
NCS UCAS Code: N33
Course Code: HCMUSAP
UCAS Code: W370
Fees : £6500 per year (part-time £3250). Specialist kit: £40 (this includes studio quality headphones, hearing protection Cubase Student Edition and a USB stick)

: 01780 484 311