It doesn’t matter what music production software you are used to. This course focuses on 3rd party plugins and audio editing techniques rather than a specific software.
Is this course for me?
This module will get your music release-ready. Once it is, do you know how to get it out? If you are presented with a contract from a label, do you know what to look for?
Music is a competitive industry with a constantly shifting landscape. You may want to manage yourself, others, or look into a completely different area of the music business. Either way, understanding the industry will put you in the best position possible to create opportunities from it.
By understanding how to you can make your music pay, you can ensure that you have a sustainable career from it.
Start dates and course fees
- Start Dates
Music Comp is studied alongside your Advanced Music Production module – unless otherwise specified (Mon/Wed eve).
3 month Music Business studied at any point: Saturdays 3-6pm
October 18th 2017
6 months music production: Wednesday 12pm-6pm
December 12th 2017 (Evening term)
6 months music production : Tuesday & Thursday 12pm-6pm
February 19th 2018
6 months music production : Monday 12pm-6pm
May 24th 2018
6 months music production : Thursday 12pm-6pm
September 1st 2018
6 months music production : Saturday 12pm-6pm
Any questions: Please contact a course advisor
+44 (0) 161 833 4722
- Course fees
Instant Decision Student Finance Options:
£3555. Minimum 5% deposit £178
payable upon successful application.
Options One – Four: Payment terms
from 12 – 48 months, from £85 per month.
Professional Career Development Loan:
Option Five: PCDL: Reg fee (£300) to enrol.
Total loan required: £4035.
Fund your own training:
Option Six: Reg fee (£300) to enrol + £3255. Total £3555.
Balance due 1 calendar month prior to start date.
Option Seven: Reg fee (£300) to enrol
+ 3 x 10 week instalments of £1245. Total £4035.
First instalment due 1 calendar month prior to start date.
When should I enrol?
In short: as soon as you are ready. All live course dates are available for you to enrol on.
Unlike most training centres SEM has a limit on lecturer to student ratio and keeps its class sizes small. We therefore have limited availability and courses fill up in advance. We recommend registering as soon as you are ready to secure your place to avoid disappointment.
If you are funding with Student Finance
- Apply the course anytime of the year
- Repayments begin 1 month after you sign the agreement – agreements are only valid for 3 months.
- If you do not wish to begin repayments in advance of a course start date but want to ensure your place is secured, contact the SEM Office asap.
If you are funding with Professional Career Development Loan
- You can only apply within 2 months of your course start date.
- Repayments only begin after your course finishes.
- Secure your place by enrolling on option 5. Once your loan is accepted/declined, the £300 will be refunded to you.
If you have any questions please contact a course advisor on + 44 (0) 161 833 4722, who will be happy to help!
Can I get funding for the course?
Options 1 – 4: Get instant Student Finance with Omni Capital
Prospective students are able to get an instant online decision to fund training though our partner Omni Capital. To apply, you must be 18 or over, and have been living in the UK for at least 3 years before your course starts. You can apply by clicking ‘enrol’ on the course page to begin the finance application. Please note student finance can only be applied for within 3 months or less of the course start date.
You can apply for the full amount of course fees, and choose an affordable monthly repayment that suits your budget. Other benefits of student finance are that the baseline course price is based on our ‘advanced’ cheaper price. You will need to pay a minimum 5% downpayment on the course fees at the point of successful application, although you have the option to make anything up to a 50% downpayment on course fees (please contact SEM for this).
Option 5: Get a Professional Career Development Loan
A Professional and Career Development Loan (PCDL) is a bank loan to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000. The government pays interest while you’re studying. You start repaying the loan (plus interest at a reduced rate) 1 month after leaving your course. To apply, you must be 18 or over, be a British citizen, and have been living in the UK for at least 3 years before your course starts. Please note a PCDL can only be applied for within 2 months or less of the course start date. The PCDL can cover up to 80% of your course fees or all of the fees if you are unemployed. along with other course costs and living expenses (unless you are working for more than 30 hours per week). You must not be getting any other grants or state benefits, which cover these costs.
You can apply online now for a PCDL. You will need our Learning Reference Number: 6421. Select the course title, and the full amount of the course on the total ‘termly’ price. (inc. £300 registration fee). We would strongly advise asking an SEM course advisor to help you through the PCDL application, as any omissions or errors may affect your loan decision. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or via +44 (0)161 833 4722, we are open Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm GMT. See ‘when can I enrol’ for further details.
Options 6 – 7: Fund the course yourself
You can choose ‘advanced’ and ‘termly’ payment plans. An advanced payment would be required before starting the course to secure your place. A termly payment plan requires the first instalment to be paid no later than 1 calendar month before the course start date, with termly instalments at 10 week intervals. At the school’s discretion, a monthly payment plan can be arranged if there is a guarantor, if other finance routes such as student finance and PCDL routes are not a viable option. Please contact us about this if you need more advice.
If you are European, a British citizen but have not lived in the UK for the past three years, or have low or no credit score, then payment options 6 and 7 are the relevant options for you. We would also be happy to discuss a flexible monthly payment plan between yourself and SEM, as an alternative to loan funding. Please contact us promptly to arrange this.