Eveything you need to know when applying for a Higher Education course with the Academy of Music and Sound.


Prospective higher education students need to apply for their course through UCAS. Our centre staff can assist you with this process. Students who apply for their course by the 15th January should receive their offer by 31st March. You are then required to confirm your place by 7th May. (WWW.UCAS.CO.UK)

University finance applications

All students who have applied to study higher education need to apply for their student finance package by 30th May. Applications can be made now (even if the student doesn’t know where they will be studying) and all applications should be made online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

Applications made after the deadline mean that the support package may not be in place by the start of the course. Students applying for deferred entry do not have to make their application until Spring of the year they plan to study. Students can find out how much they can claim in loans and grants by using the calculator on the website.

They need to know family income, up to the end of the previous financial year. If the family circumstances have changed radically since this time, then you need to inform Student Finance England on 0845 3005090. Students can confirm where they will be studying once they have finished their studies and have their A level results.

What Financial support is available?

The student finance package has three main elements:

Tuition Fee loan: this covers the cost of tuition fees.
Maintenance Fee loan: this covers personal maintenance (including rent, food, travel, course costs, clothing etc.). A percentage of this loan is means tested against family income.

Study Support

We are eager to help all our students, whatever their background and experience.

Skills for Learning
Helping students to develop the skills required for successful academic study, including:
Academic skills: assignment planning, reading and note-taking, essay and report writing skills, using academic language, punctuation and grammar.
Information and research skills: finding and managing information, locating academic sources, carrying out literature reviews, evaluating online resources, referencing, and avoiding plagiarism.
Exam preparation: organising topics of study, creating a revision timetable, learning techniques for effective revision.
Group working and presentations: working effectively in a team, communications skills, planning and delivering talks and presentations.
IT skills: featuring self-help guides which include basic IT skills for beginners and advice on using Office software such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
Personal development planning (PDP): understanding reflection, reviewing skills and abilities, recording achievements, and tracking progress using the ePortfolio system PebblePAD.

The Skills for Learning service offers:
A programme of workshops and drop-in skills support sessions
Online skills resources including guides, tip sheets, and interactive materials and activities to support skills development
Advice and support from experienced learning support staff
Designated collections of study skills books in our Learning Centres.

Students with disabilities

We are committed to providing all our students with the ability to access education and all that it has to offer. It is an exciting journey and our aim is to ensure that your learning experience is rewarding and enjoyable. Please follow the link below to The University of Wolverhampton website where you will find all the information you will need.

Students with disabilites

Money Matters

Discover the facts,figures and considerations that are an important starting point for student finances and find out what you need to know for your individual situation. Please follow the link below to The University of Wolverhampton website for all the information you will need.

Money Matters

Student Accommodation

Career Destinations

Music Education –

Whether visiting schools as a peripatetic instrument teacher or working as a salaried music teacher in secondary schools, FE Colleges or University….this can be a valuable full time option or indeed provide extra income on a part time basis or temporary contract basis for any working musician.

Performance –

Whether a soloist, singer songwriter, session musician or band member the performance of live music to an enthusiastic audience remains a central focus in the career of most musicians. Whilst global audiences are easily reached through internet based social media and through high cost full production touring , most working performers start careers in local music scenes where fees remain small but opportunities to perform are numerous.

Music Business –

This huge and growing area can cover artist representation and management, tour promotion, record label employment, tour management, the running of commercial studios or rehearsal rooms and the booking of live shows for rostered artists.

Recording and broadcasting Industries inc Film and Gaming-

Many musicians and music technologists follow careers that have sprung from an interest in the recorded form. In the traditional sense this is still the recording of new music for commercial release on CD and digital formats. It can however also lead to work in radio and film. Many modern producers start work as sound engineers and most today have a thorough grounding in music making as well as the recording of it.

However, over the last 15 years music for gaming has become a very lucrative pathway for many musicians. This can be a salaried position with an established games manufacturer but is often now days a freelance occupation adding to a stream of varied incomes for the modern musician.

Music Therapy-

This is a growing area in the UK with music helping to make both creative, emotional and communication breakthroughs and therefore aiding in the treatment of both physical and mental health conditions.

Music therapists can be employed by the National Health Service, local authorities or indeed be free-lance practitioners.