A new wave of
music education

Introducing TheWRD, an 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.

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.

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.

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

There are 2 ways to pay for the course:

  • You can pay the £5000 privately;
  • Fees may be covered by one of our available student scholarships. Eligible candidates must:
    • Be aged 19+ years; and
    • Have the right to study in the UK.
  • Scholarship applications are awarded on a discretionary basis for all applicants.
  • If you have any questions or would like to apply, please email admissions@thewrd.group.

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.

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 street from our diverse team of expert educators.

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

While you apply to study TheWRD or browse the site, 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.

TheWRD on the street

Sure, we think our course is great. But, don’t just take our word for it.
Here’s what some of our students are saying about us.

Ready to take your career to the next level?

Hit the “Submit Application” box in the section below to get started.


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