Exeter Campus

Our hub is right in the heart of this great city.

Rich with art, theatre and music with a variety of arts venues and independent theatres like the Northcott Theatre, Exeter Phoenix, Lemon Grove, the Old Firehouse and the Corn Exchange, Exeter is a great place for musicians with plenty of gigging and work experience opportunities. Plus if you want the best of both worlds this is certainly the place for you – with the rolling Devonshire hills just a short drive away from the lively buzz of the city centre, you can’t go too far wrong. Oh, and the most famous music festival of all is a small hop away!

Exeter also has its share of music related enterprises including the famous Manson’s Guitar Works, who make guitars for the likes of Matt Bellamy (Muse) and Mikey Demus (Skindred). And our Exeter centre boasts some incredible teaching facilities and a dedicated, passionate team.

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Exeter Courses

Fully funded post-16 full-time music qualification. Specialist delivery for guitar and bass players, vocalists, drummers and singer-songwriters.

Rock School Level 3 is an internationally recognised qualification with regular updates to keep in-step with changes in the music industry. Written and developed by industry specialists with education professionals, the RSL Level 3 provides specialist course delivery for students whatever your practice – guitar and bass players, vocalists, drummers and singer-songwriters.

The course is fully-accredited by OfQual and DfES, it is the equivalent to 3 A-levels with an outcome of up to 168 UCAS points. RSL Level 3 is a fully funded post-16 full-time music qualification. It is available at our Exeter and Gateshead centres.

Take your next steps in music and hone an understanding of the modern music industry. Undergraduate 2 year music course validated by London College of Music. Eligible for student finance, and designed for musicians of all disciplines.

Fully validated by the University of West London, which encompasses London College of Music, the Foundation Degree is a combined academic and vocational qualification, equivalent to two thirds of an honours degree. It is anticipated that those who complete the Foundation will progress to the BA (Hons) Music & Sound.

Gain a full Honours Degree and consolidate your practice. Eligible for student finance, designed for musicians of all disciplines.

Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this flexible top-up year is designed to follow on from our Foundation Degree in Music & Sound, but would also suit any applicants studying a music related HND, Foundation Degree or indeed those with relevant and recognised industry experience.

Validated by the University of West London, the course is developed to reflect developments the modern music industry, and allows students to take the next step up in the practice and study. Students will learn the skills to become independent, multi-skilled music practitioners, fluent with various forms of multi-media and develop an awareness of the various careers available in the music industry. We provide the time, space and the opportunity to develop your own sound and work on your material alongside gaining valuable vocational skills. The course is available at any of our regional centres or you can study it online

Notable Bands & Artists

Chris Martin (Coldplay) - Beth Gibbons (Portishead) - Thom Yorke (Radiohead) - Muse - Ben Howard - Cosmo Jarvis

Transport Links

Plymouth: 50 mins bus/drive/train - Bristol: 50 mins drive/90 mins train - Local buses to beautiful rural towns, by the sea or the moors.


Glastonbury - Lockdown Festival - Beautiful Days - Chagstock

Course Details

You’ll leave with all the skills, behaviours and experience you need to break into the music industry. You’ll gain hands-on experience, perform in live sessions, make invaluable connections and learn all you need to carve a meaningful career with your flight case in hand.

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