Level up your music career.

Get TheWRD, our Access to Higher Education Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship.

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TheWRD brings together
music industry leaders,
expert educators and
cutting-edge technology
to open access to the
creative industries and
offer career-defining
arts education to
everyone, everywhere.

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Want to know more?
Here are brief answers to 5 big questions?

A1: There are many reasons people study with us. But, here are just a few…

Study online, at your own pace, from anywhere with personalised support

Join our community of expert educators and leading music-makers

Get unrivalled opportunities to learn from, connect with, and work alongside the best in the business

Get free and discounted partner products and services

Get an Ivor Novello scholarship to study for FREE (if you're eligible)

Because it's great fun!

A2: TheWRD is designed to help you develop yourself, your smarts and the connections you need pursue a creative career. The course is split into the following 8 parts.

Explore how to the interplay of music, tech and culture impacts the world.

From putting out your own releases, to working with label services, labels and publishers. It's all here.

Take an in-depth look at the development of brands, artists, their similarities and differences.

Explore your professional practice first-hand.

Level up your self, your smarts and connections you need to achieve your goals and create positive change in society.

Access all areas and learn what goes on behind the magic moments.

Learn the fundamentals of how the industry functions and how money is made within each area of music.

Learn the essential role of entrepreneurship in the music business and how to make things happen.

Explore how to the interplay of music, tech and culture impacts the world.

From putting out your own releases, to working with label services, labels and publishers. It's all here.

Take an in-depth look at the development of brands, artists, their similarities and differences.

Explore your professional practice first-hand.

Level up your self, your smarts and connections you need to achieve your goals and create positive change in society.

Access all areas and learn what goes on behind the magic moments.

Learn the fundamentals of how the industry functions and how money is made within each area of music.

Learn the essential role of entrepreneurship in the music business and how to make things happen.

Explore how to the interplay of music, tech and culture impacts the world.

From putting out your own releases, to working with label services, labels and publishers. It's all here.

Take an in-depth look at the development of brands, artists, their similarities and differences.

Explore your professional practice first-hand.

Level up your self, your smarts and connections you need to achieve your goals and create positive change in society.

Access all areas and learn what goes on behind the magic moments.

Learn the fundamentals of how the industry functions and how money is made within each area of music.

Learn the essential role of entrepreneurship in the music business and how to make things happen.

A3: Yes, if you are aged 19+, love music and want to do any of the following…

Develop your talent and take your career to the next level

Fill gaps in your studies since school

Change your career

Go to university, but don't have level 3 qualifications

A4: Entry is granted at the discretion of our Admissions Team. The only two mandatory requirements are that our students:

U.K.

have the legal right to study in the U.K.

19+

are aged 19+ years

A5: Yes. You can either pay for your studies privately or via our free scholarship programme. Contact us to discuss your options.

PRIVATE

If you will be paying privately for your tuition, our A2HE Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship in Music costs £5,000.

SCHOLARSHIP

Our scholarship programme is designed to help people overcome barriers to a creative career, such as financial and geographical.

Are you the next Rising Star?

Established in 2020, our Rising Star Award with Apple Music helps discover, support, and accelerate the careers of the most promising music creators in the UK and Ireland.

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All students under-25 can enter our
Rising Stars Award with Apple Music.

With a little help from our friends.

Here are some of the lovely folks that support TheWRD in our collective drive to help people from all walks of life fulfil their potential.

Our standard class is a Masterclass.

Not only will you learn how music actually works from today’s industry leaders, but, on our accredited course, you will also get to link theory and practice, as you learn the science behind the music from our diverse team of expert educators.

Get your groove on, while you get your school on.

While you apply to study TheWRD, feel free to check out some tunes from the all-female lineup of nominees for this year's Rising Star Award with Apple Music - Ashaine White, Luz, Matilda Mann, Naomi Kimpenu, and PinkPantheress.

TheWRD on the street.

Sure, we think our course is great. But don’t just take our word for it. Here are a few things our students are saying about us.

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