Level 4 & 5 Music Performance (Heavy Metal) Foundation Degree, Full Time

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What will I study on the course?

This higher level course is for those who want to pursue a successful career in music performance specialising in the genre of Metal. This course is the only one of it’s type in the world!

  • Band work 1
  • Band work 2
  • Studying heavy metal 1
  • Studying heavy metal 2
  • Musical direction
  • Music business and events management
  • Musicianship
  • The working musician 1
  • The working musician 2
  • Production realisation

UCAS course code: W310

What are the entry requirements for the course?

Students must have between 160 and 240 UCAS points from the following:

  • Diploma in Foundation Studies Art & Design
  • At least two A Levels at A2, with one in a related subject area
  • BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in a related subject area
  • Progression Diploma with relevant Principal Learning
  • Advanced Diploma with relevant Principal or Additional Specialist Learning (ASL)
  • Students who have successfully achieved a building services-related craft qualification equivalent to NVQ Level 3 qualification
  • Students who have successfully completed an Access to HE course in a related area with a suitable academic reference
  • Mature students with 3 years recent & relevant professional experience or other qualifications
  • International students with an IELTS score of 5.5

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How to Apply

Apply via UCAS online at www.ucas.com/apply

Institution code:N30   UCAS Code: N30

How is my course assessed?

Continuous assessment throughout the year.


Foundation Degree

Awarding Body

University of Derby

Fees and charges

Tuition fees for all our full-time Foundation Degrees are an affordable £5,750 per year for 2013-14.

Financial support is available to full-time higher education students who meet certain criteria. Eligible students may apply to Student Finance England for a range of support including; a student loan for tuition fees, a student loan for maintenance, and a maintenance grant.

For further details about the financial support available and how to apply please visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance or call 0845 300 5090

Where possible, students should apply for financial support well in advance of the start of their programme.

ncn also offers additional support to eligible students through the Special Support Bursary. Please contact the Higher Education Team for further details.

Start Date

September 2014


2 Year(s)


Three full days per week - Tuesday and Thursday plus one other day

What can I do afterwards?

One year BA top up available at ncn for award of full degree.

Potential Careers

  • Musician (session, live, band member)
  • Songwriter
  • Music teacher
  • Employment in music publishing
  • Gig promotion
  • Record company

Other Details

The FdA in Music Performance is a practical, industry-relevant course that inspires & challenges students to create professional musical products & performances in a supportive & stimulating educational atmosphere.

Course tutor:

Kirsty Proctor


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, it is advisable to check information prior to enrolment.
Location of courses may also change as ncn continues to improve and develop facilities.
The college reserves the right to cancel any programme if there is insufficient enrolment.
Up-to-date information on any course is available from our friendly advisors on (0115) 9100100 or via email at enquiries@ncn.ac.uk.