A new wave of music education

Introducing TheWRD,
a pre-degree diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship.
Learn from the best with
The Ivors Academy.

or just stay in touch

A new wave of
music education

Introducing TheWRD, a pre-degree diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship.
Learn from the best with The Ivors Academy.

or just stay in touch

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.

Even more reasons to apply today.

  • Study online from anywhere with personalised support.
  • Join our diverse community of talented creators, educators and industry-shapers.
  • Unrivalled opportunities to work with industry leaders.

You will study core elements of the current music industry including:

  • How The Music Industry Works
  • Music, Technology, Culture
  • Creative Project
  • Releasing Music Landscape
  • Live Music, Festivals & Touring
  • Personal Development 
  • The Brand Is The Talent Is The Brand
  • Entrepreneurship

 

If you are 19+, like music and…

  • want to go to university, but don’t have formal Level 3 qualifications.
  • have had a gap from your studies since school.
  • have some experience in music and want to level up your abilities.
  • looking to change your career.

There are different ways to fund your course:

  • You can pay the £4999 privately;
  • If eligible, we can support you financially with one of our Ivor Novello scholarships;
  • For information including ways you can fund your course, please email us at enquiries@thewrd.group.

Level up your skills, connections and opportunities

Study TheWRD and get unparalleled opportunities to learn from, connect to and be inspired by music industry heavyweights. Work with our expert educators who have helped thousands of students develop the skills, qualifications and connections they need to pursue their chosen path in the music industry – whether that’s employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.

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

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

While you learn more about us, listen to music 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.

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.

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 street from our diverse team of expert educators.

JAZZ ROCKET

How Talent Management Works

HOWARD MONK

CELO & How Live Works

AMANDA MAXWELL

Representation in Music

ALICE JAMES

How Festivals Work

DEJ MAHONEY

How The Law Works

ANTHONY CHAPMAN

Music Production

IAN MACK

CEO & Personal Development

DEAN HEWINS

DJ Skills

MIIA CHAMBERS

Wellbeing in Music

SARAH-ANNE GRILL

How Tours Work

SERGIO PIMENTEL

The World of Sync

KARLYN KING

Music, Technology, Culture

With a little
help from
our friends.

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

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

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A new wave of music education

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