Learn in-demand skills from the experts.

We bring together creative industry big hitters, expert educators and cutting-edge tech to help you develop the skills, knowledge and connections needed to pursue your preferred path in the music industry – whether that’s skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.

Key Facts

Get a feel for the course at a glance.

Course Specifications

Our Access to HE Diploma in Creative Entrepreneurship in Music will give you a Level 3 qualification, which is awarded by Skills & Education Group and approved by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

This course helps you develop the skills, knowledge and connections needed to pursue a career in music.

Delivery Mode: 100% online, with access to live events, workshop and field trips (held regionally and nationally).

Our course offers flexibility. QAA statistics show that online courses at this level can be completed within 6-8 months (if you were dedicated to your studies full-time), typical completion time is 1 year, which allows you to complete your course work at your own pace.

You can also study part-time over a 2 year period.

Minimum Requirements

TheWRD believes in opening access to the creative industries for people from all walks of life. Therefore, our entry requirements tend to be more flexible than many other education providers in the UK.

Our course is currently available for people that: 1, are aged 19+ years; and 2, have the right to study in the UK.

As an Access to HE Course, our typical course requirements are GCSE Maths and English at c/4 or above. We are, however, able to exercise discretion where a candidate demonstrates potential and experience relevant to the course through interview.

We should advise you that some HE Courses may require GCSE grade minimums and future study options may be limited should you wish to pursue further study after TheWRD without those qualifications.

Progression Pathways

As the creative industries continue to evolve and a wider range of opportunities become available across a variety of sectors, more education pathways and career options continue to open up.

Our course is designed to offer you a unique ability to explore a wide range of pathways across a range of disciplines or focus on clearly defined career goals - which route you wish to take.

Aside for many jobs in the creative industries, academic progression routes include degrees in subjects such as:

Music Production, Music Technology, Music Performance, Arts & Cultural Management, Business & Management, Digital Marketing & Social Media, Events & Festival Management, Creative Arts, Photography, VR & AR, Advertising and more.

Expert Educators

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Overview of what you will study.

Our course will help equip you with key knowledge and skills in creative entrepreneurship.

Creative industry trailblazers and TheWRD’s team of experienced educators work together to carefully design and deliver the course. 

Employers at the top of their game helped shape the skills and requirements by participating in consultation sessions. 

This ensures that you get access to up-to-date technical knowledge and in-demand skills desired by real-world employers in the creative industries.

Hit the topic boxes to explore the things you will study on TheWRD.

Evolution, revolution and the scene today

Explore the past, present and future, to better understanding how music, tech and culture influence each other.

Self-releasing and releasing DIY dreams

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

Managing talent, brand building and getting seen

Explore the development of brands, of artists, and examine their similarities and differences.

Exploring through experience

The opportunity to explore your professional practice first-hand.

Self-discovery, soft skills and stepping out

The first step on the way to achieving your goals and creating positive change in society.

Access all areas: the jobs behind the magic moments

Learn how to navigate the live music arena from the best in the business.

Fundamentals and the big picture

Get an overview of how the music industry functions and how money is made within each area.

Business creativity and making things happen

Learn the essential role of entrepreneurship in music and how to think like a leader.

Fees & Funding

We're committed to providing premium music education for all.

There are 2 ways to fund your studies: privately or by being awarded one of our free scholarships.

TheWRD and our scholarships are kindly supported by many organisations, including: Amazon Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Hipgnosis Songs, The Church Studios, Reservoir Media, TuneCore, Pirate Studios, Abbey Road Institute and The Ivors Academy Trust.


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


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