Do you have 5+ years musical experience? You could be eligible for Fast Track entry to a BA degree in Performance Industries. Gain a BA qualification at your own pace and from home in 12 months (full time) or 18 months (part time).You can study from anywhere in the UK, with your own personal mentor and access to one of our 8 highly acclaimed study centres and facilities. With your proven experience as a musician you can access the final year of a full degree and launch your career to the next level in one of the many careers in the music industry.
For more details: http://www.academyofmusic.ac.uk/amsonline/contact/
Our AMS Edinburgh centre had a fantastic taster day for students interested in performance courses on Saturday 5th November. Attendees were able to participate in a range of workshops, including, guitar, vocals and songwriting. The day was finished with great performances of the results of songwriting workshops, performances from current HNC students and from members of staff.
For more information about open days at any of our centres, you should contact your local centre directly.
Students and staff from our centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh & North East (Gateshead) gathered together on 9th September to celebrate the graduation of students from our BA(hons) Performance Industries course. Guests were treated to a guitar performance from Hamish Roberts before the ceremony began. Speeches from our Principal; Steve Ryan and Academic Director; Shaun Baxter preceded a speech from Dean of Faculty; John Pymm. Recipients of the award were presented by representatives from each of our centres.
We were very happy to welcome our new HNC students to our Glasgow & Edinburgh centres last week. The centres had organised a range of induction activities, including live performances, introductions to using Logic Pro X and a masterclass from Singer Songwriter, Nick Harper.
If you’re interested in staring our HNC courses this year, there’s still a bit of time to apply, you can contact your local centre to arrange an audition on 0131 656 0600 (Edinburgh) or 0141 221 4458 (Glasgow)
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Our AMS Online mentor Kimwei McCarthy is participating in Guitar Masters 2016! The guitarist who collects the biggest amount of Youtube “THUMBS UP” by 30.08.2016 will win a guaranteed spot in Round II – Live auditions in Wrocław, Poland. || More info http://www.guitarmasters.pl ||
“Kimwei was featured in three episodes of Guitar Star series 1 in 2015 (Sky Arts UK). She is an inventive and expressive guitar player, using every available part of the guitar in her compositions.
At 26 she began lecturing on a BA through Wolverhampton University/AMS, mentoring composition/songwriting/percussive guitar students and teaching film music. She has written percussive guitar materials for BTEC and songwriting materials for Foundation Degree. As a singer-songwriter she has self-released two albums. The most recent, ‘Refraction & Redemption’ is haunting and delicate, with a strong core of hope, to bring light to dark themes.”
The sun was shining on Wharf Green in Swindon on Saturday 30th July as 3 AMS Swindon students took to the stage at Swindon Chilli Fiesta 2016. Playing a mixture of covers and original material, Bradley Cowtan, Moesha Ottaway and Jordan Marvell entertained the ever-expanding crowd as they explored the firey offerings of the festival.
Congrats to all 3 students for their outstanding performances. Please check out Brad, Mo and Jordan’s music pages below and show them your support!
AMS North East Song Writing teacher Barry Hyde has just been given a 4 star review for his gig at the weekend!
St Pancras Old Church, London
The Futureheads frontman revisits a decade of mental illness in a haunting, darkly funny and deeply moving set.
Every year the students at Academy of Music and Sound North East get to run their own stage at Corbridge Festival, which is fast becoming one of the biggest festivals in the North East. Not only is this a chance for the students to play and show case their own music, but also to run a professional stage in an industry setting. This year they booked some external bands such as Jen Stevens and The Hiccups, The Warm Collective and Velvoir. These established bands drew in the crowds and ensured the tent was full all day. JKG windows of Newcastle gave away a free guitar and Trinity London contributed to the event as well. The stage was run professionally and the bands and audience had a great time! Well done to everyone involved.
– Dan Donnelly AMS North East centre manager
Our lovely Scottish Lead Teacher, Carrie has just released this fantastic video for her forthcoming single, A rhythm between work and sleep. The track is a heady mix of electronica and house with Carrie’s haunting vocals and live guitars. Don’t take our word for it though, you can listen here.
For most musicians, playing, creating and performing are things we are passionate about. Things that we HAVE to do, not just want to do. By developing your instrumental, creative and performance skills through practice, you will have amassed a great deal of experience that can be rewarded with FAST TRACK entry to the final year of the AMSonline BA(hons) in Performance Industries.
For those with previous experience of making and playing music, gaining a BA(hons) qualification can take as little as 12 (full time) or 18 (part time) months of study. This is made possible through a process known as recognized prior learning, or RPL. RPL is a commonly used process in education aimed at “widening participation’ and inclusivity.
The process involves mapping your previous musical experiences against the knowledge and competencies that someone would expect to develop in the early years of a degree. One of our AMSonline advisors can provide a preliminary eligibility check in as little as 15 minutes, putting you on a FAST TRACK path to achieving BA(hons) in as little as 12 months.
To find out if your eligible for direct final year entry to the AMSonline BA (hons) performance industries, call 0843 224 9300 to speak in confidence to one of our team, or visitwww.academuofmusic.ac.uk/amsonline and enquire online.