Pioneering Music Course partnership leads to Scottish first

The University has partnered with the national Academy of Music and Sound to deliver BA (Hons) Performance Industry (Top-up) courses.
 
It is the first time students have been able to study within Scotland as part of an English university.
 
Dr John Pymm, Dean of the University’s Faculty of Arts, said: “We’ve had a long and successful partnership with the Academy of Music and Sound, one of the UK’s top private providers of Music Courses.  
 
“Starting in Birmingham, our joint work has expanded across England over the past five years and we’re really excited about our latest venture as we start to deliver vocational Music degrees with the Academy of Music and Sound in Edinburgh and Glasgow.”
 
Three induction days were held last month for the new cohort of students. There are 24 students enrolled in Glasgow and eight in Edinburgh. The one-year course is aimed at singers, guitarists, drummers and bass players and is equivalent to the third year of a degree.
 
Mel Baxter, Vice Principal Curriculum and Quality at the Academy of Music and Sound, said:
 
“The Academy of Music and Sound is very proud to have two new campuses for the BA (Hons) in Performance Industries in Scotland this year.
 
“This venture with the University of Wolverhampton marks the first time that Scottish students have been able to study within Scotland as part of an English University. We would like to welcome our new cohorts in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and wish them good luck with their new studies.”

The partnership with the Academy of Music and Sound is the University’s first such partnership with a not-for-profit provider and the two organisations have enjoyed a successful relationship since 2008.

The Academy already runs programmes at a number of distributed learning centres in Birmingham, Exeter, Swindon, Southampton, and Gateshead.

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