Academy of Music & Sound Online

Introduction

ABOUT

Our students are at the heart of the Academy of Music and Sound, supported by our team of dedicated tutors. We offer specialist music performance and production education, preparing you for a career in the modern music industry with recognised music qualifications.

Founded in 1994, the Academy of Music and Sound offers music education by professional musicians for ages 16-19, through to undergraduate and postgraduate study in Edinburgh, Exeter, Gateshead, Glasgow, Southampton, Swindon and Online.

With UK artists dominating the global music scene and the increasing popularity of festivals and live music bringing £4bn into the UK economy, it is an exciting industry to be a part of. There is a huge range of career paths for you to follow, from songwriting and production through to stage management and sound engineering. Source: UK Music, Wish You Were Here.

AMS alumni are now successfully working within the UK and global music industry, notable alumni include:

Tristan Evans of the Vamps

Tristan Evans – Drummer in Virgin EMI signed the band, The Vamps. He is also the producer of many of their songs. They have launched their own record label and played in stadiums across the world.

Laurence Jones Blues Artist of the Year

Laurence Jones – Songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, winning Young Blues Artist of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016. He has supported Van Morrison, James Bay, Jools Holland and Buddy Guy.

Alumni Josh Kumra

Josh Kumra – Signed to Sony RCA, he co-wrote the number 1 single, ‘Don’t Go’ with Wretch 32. Going on to release his album, collaborating with the likes of Naughty Boy and Emeli Sandé.

Eddy Thrower drumming for Lower than Atlantic

Eddy Thrower – Drummer in Lower Than Atlantis, selling out 6 UK tours as well as having 2 Top 40 albums. They have music featured in games such as Tony Hawk and Guitar Hero.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

BA

Online BA (Hons) Professional Music (Music Business) Top-Up

Online Full time Part time 24 - 36 weeks August 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh Exeter Gateshead Glasgow Southampton + 5 more

The course is designed for those interested in the music business with a choice of areas they can for a specialist in during their Professional Projects such as event management, music business, songwriting, and composition. [+]

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Music Business) Top-Up

The course is designed for those interested in the music business with a choice of areas they can for a specialist in during their Professional Projects such as event management, music business, songwriting, and composition.

Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this course is designed to follow on from studying a music-related foundation degree, HND or similar course.

Tuition, advice, and guidance from industry mentors Network and collaborate with fellow musicians and like-minded people Gain a working in-depth knowledge of how business and music operate Use your existing work or personal projects and apply them to elements of the course Expand your career prospectus and portfolio ... [-]

Online BA (Hons) Professional Music (Music Production) Top-Up

Online Full time Part time 24 - 36 weeks August 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh + 1 more

The course is designed for music producers with a choice of areas they can for a specialist in during their Professional Projects such as music production, music technology, songwriting, composition and event management. [+]

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Music Production) Top-Up

The course is designed for music producers with a choice of areas they can for a specialist in during their Professional Projects such as music production, music technology, songwriting, composition and event management.

Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this course is designed to follow on from studying a music-related foundation degree, HND or similar course.

Tuition, advice, and guidance from industry mentors Network and collaborate with fellow musicians and like-minded people Gain a working in-depth knowledge of how business and music operate Use your existing work or personal projects and apply them to elements of the course Expand your career prospectus and portfolio ... [-]

Online BA (Hons) Professional Music (Performance) Top-Up

Online Full time Part time 24 - 36 weeks August 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh + 1 more

This course is designed for music performers with a choice of areas they can for a specialist in during their Professional Projects such as songwriting, composition, performance and event management. [+]

BA (Hons) Professional Music (Performance) Top-Up

This course is designed for music performers with a choice of areas they can for a specialist in during their Professional Projects such as songwriting, composition, performance and event management.

Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this course is designed to follow on from studying a music-related foundation degree, HND or similar course.

Tuition, advice, and guidance from industry mentors Network and collaborate with fellow musicians and like-minded people Gain a working in-depth knowledge of how business and music operate Use your existing work or personal projects and apply them to elements of the course Expand your career prospectus and portfolio ... [-]

Foundation Year

Online Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production

Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh + 1 more

The AMSonline Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production is an ideal platform to develop essential skills in music creation, technology and production while learning how to promote yourself within the modern music industry. [+]

The AMSonline Foundation Degree in Creative Music Production is an ideal platform to develop essential skills in music creation, technology and production while learning how to promote yourself within the modern music industry.

The program is validated by the University of Wolverhampton and equivalent to the first 2 years of a BA(Hons).

The FD (Arts) Creative Music Production can help to prepare you for a career as a music producer, studio assistant and/or recording engineer.

How long is it for?

You can choose to study full-time (4 x 12 week semesters studied over 2 years) or part-time (6 x 12 week semesters studied over 3 years)

Who is it for?

This FD (Arts) Creative Music Production is ideal if you wish to progress your studies from a BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma 
in Music or Music Technology and/or ‘A’ level studies
 in performing arts of related subjects.... [-]


Online Foundation Degree – Music Performance

Online Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh + 1 more

The AMSonline FD (Arts) Music Performance is an ideal platform to develop essential music performance skills while learning how to promote yourself in a competitive but exciting freelance industry. [+]

Foundation Degree – Music Performance

The AMSonline FD (Arts) Music Performance is an ideal platform to develop essential music performance skills while learning how to promote yourself in a competitive but exciting freelance industry. The program is currently available via Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals, Keyboards and Singer-Songwriter pathways.

The program is validated by the University of Wolverhampton and equivalent to the first 2 years of a BA(hons).

The FD (Arts) Music Performance can help to prepare you for a career as a musical performer, music teacher, music journalist, band manager and session musician.

How long is it?

You can choose to study full-time (4 x 12 week semesters studied over 2 years) or part-time (6 x 12 week semesters studied over 3 years)... [-]


Master

Online Master degree M.Mus Popular Music Performance

Online Full time Part time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Edinburgh + 1 more

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs of contemporary musicians on a practical, academic and professional basis delivered by highly qualified professionals active in the music industry. [+]

In affiliation with the London College of Music and the University of West London, the AMSonline M.Mus Popular Music Performance has been developed to address the needs of contemporary musicians on a practical, academic and professional basis delivered by highly qualified professionals active in the music industry.

Course Explore in-depth an area of musicianship that interests you Expand and develop your competitive edge Gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas M.Mus Popular Music Performance

PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO

Consolidate and build on performance skills with a focus on stylistic interpretation, technique, and creativity.

ENSEMBLE AND MUSICAL DIRECTION SKILLS... [-]


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