Higher education

Tileyard Education

Tileyard studios, Tileyard Road, London, UK

London

Tileyard is the largest professional music community in Europe and is home to 82 professional recording studios and more than 120 music and entertainment businesses including Mark Ronson, Lily Allen, The Prodigy, John Newman, Chase and Status, Maverick, Notting Hill Music, Marathon Artists, Sound Advice, Spitfire Audio, Tileyard Music, PLATOON and many more. 

Tileyard Education is the latest addition to the group and has launched a post-graduate and professional training facility housing a world-class recording studio, tech lab, production songwriting rooms and a lecture space.

‘Studying at Tileyard you’ll be surrounded by dozens of real-world creative music projects and people. The campus is buzzing with more than 1200 professionals so if you want to connect to what’s really happening in the music industry you can’t find a better place!’ – Michael Harwood, Partner, Tileyard Music


The Tileyard Education ethos

The Tileyard Education ethos, in a word, is Community.

Since 2010 a creative community has formed organically at Tileyard through the mindful curation of Nick Keynes, Managing Director, Tileyard Studios. Producers, artists and songwriters formed the first cohort and within a few years a dozen recording studios had been built and leased. An astonishing achievement on its own given the supposed downturn in the fortunes of the music industry.

But the community continued to grow. More studios were built and support businesses started to see the benefit of being close to the talent so labels, publishers, managers, agents, PR and marketing services began to take root.

Then the new technology companies arrived. Music and media platforms, apps, data management and marketing machines. In 2017 Tileyard continues to grow with the launch of Tileyard Education, new buildings coming online, more studios being built and exciting new sites being considered in other parts of the UK and around the world.

In this community coffees and conversations turn into partnerships and collaborations which turn into new songs, new recordings, new business and new friendships. People help each other out with equipment, experience, space and contacts. People rope each other into projects wherever possible. People are Tileyard and Tileyard is Community at work.

Department of Cultural and Creative Arts, The Education University of Hong Kong

B1-1/F-29 General Office, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong

The Department aims to be one of the premier arts education providers in the region and is committed to sustain a creative and dynamic learning environment in Music and Visual Arts that promotes and supports high standards of professionalism in teaching, learning, research and knowledge transfer.

It aims to nurture skilled, knowledgeable and caring graduates and empower them to achieve academic and artistic excellence in transformative roles as innovative educators, enterprising community-based arts practitioners, creative thinkers and cultural leaders in the 21st Century.

The Department is committed to:

  • adopt a contemporary functional approach in our curriculum design which integrates the traditional and the contemporary with the broadest spectrum of creative arts practices relevant to the 21st Century;
  • enhance the learning of creative arts through emphasis on experiential and praxialapproaches to provide students with invaluable hands-on experiences essential to success in contemporary society;
  • provide a collaborative learning and research environment in creative arts, especially to encourage synergy between Music and Visual Arts;
  • integrate the learning of creative arts with technologies, and equip our students with sound knowledge and skills to keep up with the continuous educational and professional technological advancements in the diverse practices of creative arts;
  • nurture whole-person-development of our students through cultivation of key generic attributes integrated with curriculum to become an ethical, professional and responsible member of 21st Century society; and
  • enhance our research capacity in creating an ecology in teaching, research and knowledge transfer in music education, visual arts education and artistic practices in creative arts with applied research that creates inspiring and innovative knowledge with strong academic, professional, social impacts on education and the wider community.

Department of Music, University of Hong Kong

+852 3917 7045

Department of Music The University of Hong Kong 11/F Run Run Shaw Tower Centennial Campus Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam Hong Kong

The Music Department is a leading centre of research excellence in the region, with world-renowned scholars from across the globe who play a significant role in shaping the study of music today.

Students who graduate from the undergraduate and MPhil programmes continue their studies in many top tiers universities, including Harvard University, Cornell University, Princeton University, University of York, Oxford University, University of Michigan, City University of New York, University of Nottingham, and University of Wisconsin-Madison; and many win international prizes for their work. Joining the Department will connect students with the wider world of musicology.

The Department does not just think about music, it aims to make music happen. Its students engage and perform with much sought-after artists from across the world. The University Artists – from Trey Lee to the Julliard Quartet – inspire the HKU community with the best music making.

The Department covers instrumental tuition for music majors taking performance studies, carefully choosing teachers to meet individual needs. It provides opportunities for our composers to hear their works performed, often by major artists.

Combining scholarly discussion with musical events, the Department is connected with creative networks across Hong Kong and beyond. Our Concert Series, housed in the best acoustic in Hong Kong, is an arena for intellectually informed performances of an international standard, attracting full capacity audiences.

Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University

+852 3411 5153

Rm AST801, Sing Tao Building Hong Kong Baptist University Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

For over 50 years the Department of Music has provided hundreds of graduates with a practical, creative and intellectual foundation for careers in music and music related fields.

Our programmes are designed to enable our graduates to work intelligently and creatively towards their own areas of special interest. Recent graduate have careers teaching music at University, local school, as well as in careers in arts management, radio and television production and other music-related fields. Many of our graduates have continued their studies in graduate schools worldwide including the USA and Europe.

The Department has 14 full-time, 12 part-time, and over 90 adjunct faculty, many of whom are leading artists and academics. The music composed and performed by the faculty artists is widely distributed worldwide through CDs, DVDs, live performances, and broadcasts, whereas writings by our scholars appear in international journals and books published by major presses. Though active in scholarly and creative activities, our teachers are committed to helping students reach a high level of musical and intellectual development.

Those accepted into our Programme study with scholars and teachers in music theory and analysis, composition, Chinese and Western music history, music education and performance. Individuals also have the opportunity to interact with outstanding scholars and performers from China and the West. The programme places a special emphasis on the role of technology and computer in various aspects of music, providing students with cutting edge equipment and facilities. These include the vast electronic instruments and recording technology available in the Electro-Acoustic Music Centre, Departmental Music Technology Centre, Laboratory for ImmersiveArts and Technology, and other facilities on campus.

Performance, creativity, and scholarship are all important parts of a music education at Baptist University. We place a strong emphasis on solo, chamber and ensemble composition and performance throughout the years of study, including performances with advanced technology, providing a rich experience in practical music making. In past years, Hong Kong Baptist University ensembles have performed extensively outside Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Baptist University Girl’s Choir has had tours to Korea, Singapore, Canada, Taiwan, Malaysia, the United States, the Czech Republic and Russia. The Hong Kong Baptist University Choir has performed in Switzerland and Austria. The Collegium Musicum Hong Kong toured to London and Beijing.

The HKBU Symphony Orchestra presents at least two major concerts annually. Our composers have had major international performances and won distinguished awards in compositions for traditional acoustic instruments, electronic instruments, and film scoring. Our scholars have presented papers at major international conferences, obtained PhDs from major universities and now hold full-time faculty positions globally.

Department of Music, Chinese University of Hong Kong

(852) 3943 6716

Department of Music, 2/F, Hui Yeung Shing Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Founded in 1965, the Department of Music has been providing practical and academic training in both Chinese and Western music for over half a century.

It was Hong Kong’s first degree-granting music department and awarded its first BA diplomas in 1969. Since the 1980s it has offered a growing range of postgraduate studies: MPhil (1985) and PhD (1995), and currently offers courses leading to the MA, MMus, and DMus degrees as well. Today, there are about 130 undergraduate students enrolled in programmes leading to a BA in Music, and over 100 students in the postgraduate programmes.

The international teaching team of the Department of Music offers a wide range of expertise and a comprehensive curriculum. Training in applied music is offered by many of Hong Kong’s leading professional musicians.

The University’s library and archival collections for music are among the most important in Asia. The Department owns an extensive collection of Asian and Western instruments. Its performance facilities include the Lee Hysan Concert Hall, which has been recognised for its fine acoustics, and the Chung Chi College chapel. Students are offered a wide range performance opportunities: orchestra, wind orchestra, choir, and chamber music ensembles, and more specialised ensembles (including African drumming, Chinese Music, early music, and jazz).

ICMP

+44 (0)20 7328 0222

Foundation House, 1A Dyne Rd, London NW6 7XG, United Kingdom

London

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading schools of modern music. Located in London and established over 30 years ago, they have been developing and delivering cutting-edge courses to students of contemporary music for longer than any other UK-based school.

ICMP pride themselves on the continuing success of their alumni – within 6 months of graduating, over 90% of graduates are in employment or further education; around two-thirds are engaged in music-related jobs or study; and the average salary of ICMP graduates is almost 12% above that for arts graduates. Key to their philosophy is the understanding that every student is unique. They focus on the needs and potential of individual students, ensuring that the music education they provide is tailored and personalised, offering the best chance of success in the very competitive and challenging environment of the music industry.
Previous students and graduates include:

  • Denai Moore
  • Foxes
  • Ed O’Brien (Radiohead)
  • Daughter
  • Matt Maltese
  • Luke Patterson (Clean Bandit)
  • Andrew Davie (Bear’s Den)
  • Truly Ford

Current tutors include:

  • Imaani Saleem
  • Bill Laurance
  • Audrey Riley
  • Maurizio Malagnini
  • Leddra Chapman
  • Xantone Blacq
  • Gabor Dornyei
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Royal Irish Academy of Music

+353 1 6764412

36-38 Westland Row, Dublin, Ireland

The Royal Irish Academy of Music is a home of musical excellence and dynamism, a place of teaching and learning which consistently achieves its objective of transmitting and maintaining the highest standards of performance and appreciation in all musical disciplines.

Founded in 1848, the Academy is Ireland’s oldest musical institution.

As a national 32-county institution, the Academy embodies and reflects the traditions and heritage of Irish musicianship. The Teaching Staff includes many international and national prizewinners, members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many individuals whose names have become synonymous with music education in Ireland.

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Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore

+65 6516 1191

Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, 3 Conservatory Drive, Singapore 117376

Inspirational life-affirming music-making is at the heart of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore. Centred in one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic countries, we believe we are uniquely placed to offer today’s world a distinct and powerful contemporary Asian voice.

Sited in a state-of-the-art contemporary facility at the cultural heart of the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Conservatory offers a multifaceted cosmopolitan environment for music and music education for the 21st century.

Founded in 2003, the Conservatory has quickly established a reputation as the most exciting international conservatory in Asia and one of the most distinctive in the world. With its focus on nurturing excellence and identity, the Conservatory is primarily an undergraduate institution, offering full financial support (fees, accommodation, stipend) for all of its 220 BMus students thanks to the support of the Yong Loo Lin Trust and other donors. Additionally, there are boutique programmes at Masters level, for Continuing Professional Education and for Singapore’s most talented teenagers (the Young Artist Programme). NUS students are also able to access most class activities as elective components of their degree.

To augment its educational offer, YST also hosts an extensive performance calendar with around 200 concerts annually, including a range of international artists and ensembles as well as students and faculty events. There is also a significant community engagement and professional integration programme in Singapore, Asia and across the globe. Additionally, the Conservatory is involved in a range of international networks and partnerships which further enhance the student educational experience as well as ensuring that YST continues to evolve. Students are also supported to find their own pathways into the world, with support available also for exchanges, festivals, projects and competitions.

 

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Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

+44 (0)29 2034 2854

Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER

Wales

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, the National Conservatoire of Wales, and part of the University of South Wales Group, competes alongside an international peer group of conservatoires and specialist arts colleges for the best students globally, enabling students to enter and influence the world of music, theatre and related professions.

Set in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, bordering one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in the UK, the College is well known for its distinctly warm and welcoming character. With just over 600 students there is a real sense of community and we are able to offer our students an outstanding level of support.

The College educates some of the most talented students from around the world, aiming to give them not just the technical and craft skills they’ll need to succeed at the top levels of the profession, but also to help them to develop their individual artistic ‘voice.’

The College’s events calendar encompasses over 300 public performances every year including orchestral concerts, recitals, drama, opera and musical theatre. The creative diversity of the college ensures a stimulating environment and broad experience for students of all disciplines.

Their dedicated teachers have a wealth of professional and industry experience and the college collaborates with a number of high-profile arts organisations, including Welsh National Opera, BBC NOW, visiting artists and directors, to ensure that the unique vocational nature of our training programmes reflect the current practices and conditions of the professional world.

 

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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

+44 (0) 141 332 8901

100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB

Scotland

The Royal Conservatoire is Scotland’s national centre of professional vocational training in performance arts. Located in the heart of Glasgow, its orientation is the contemporary international scene, leading the way as one of Europe’s top conservatoires, offering a rare breadth of artistic disciplines.

The Royal Conservatoire provides everything students need to excel at their chosen discipline and go beyond their artistic voice. Students flourish thanks to the extraordinary blend of intensive tuition, a rigorous performance schedule, working with professional counterparts, and the space to create with others across the disciplines.

RCS’ vision is that graduates will enrich the performing arts with new work and will create the future of performance for generations to come. The conservatoire experience is one of total immersion where you can discover and develop your optimum potential.

RCS facilities include six professional performance venues; a high ratio of practice rooms per student; three recording studios; percussion studios; professional stage technology; four bespoke dance studios; new studios for technical, design, scenic art, set-building and costume design and construction.

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Leeds College of Music

+44 (0)113 222 3400

3 Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7PD

North-East England

Leeds College of Music is a leading European conservatoire providing music education to a community of over 1900 musicians through a variety of programmes, including undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, numerous short courses and Junior LCoM for those aged 9-18.

The conservatoire opened in 1965 as Leeds Music Centre, providing a Light Music course with a significant focus on Jazz. In 1993 Leeds College of Music launched the first Jazz degree in Europe, and in 2004 became the first UK conservatoire to offer Popular Music, Music Production and later Music Business.

50 years since its inception, the conservatoire now has a diverse offering of music degrees spanning Popular Music, Classical Music, Jazz, Music Production, Music Business, Film Music, Songwriting and Folk.

Leeds College of Music is the first and only English conservatoire to hold All-Steinway School status. The conservatoire is also a designated Apple Accredited Training Centre, a regional hub for BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors), and a Roland Academy in association with Roland UK.

Over the last 50 years, numerous musicians, industry experts and supporters have been formally associated with the conservatoire. Fellows include Dame Fanny Waterman, Ronnie Scott, Django Bates, Courtney Pine OBE, Marc Almond and most recently Johnny Kalsi. Dr Terry Bramall CBE, Snake Davis, Lesley Garrett CBE, Jeremy Lascelles and John Wallace CBE are Vice Patrons.

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Royal College of Music

+44 (0)20 7591 4300

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS, UK

London

The Royal College of Music is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers.

Founded in 1882 by the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the RCM has trained some of the most important figures in British and international music life, including composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Turnage and Britten; conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington; singers such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe; instrumentalists such as Sir James Galway, John Lill and Natalie Clein.

With 840 students from more than 60 countries studying at undergraduate, masters or doctoral level, the RCM is a vibrant community of talented and open-minded musicians. RCM professors are musicians with worldwide reputations, accustomed to working with the most talented students of each generation to unlock their artistic potential.

Regular visitors include the likes of Lang Lang, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Bernard Haitink. The RCM’s many performing groups – including five orchestras, two jazz bands and the RCM International Opera School – are celebrated for the vitality and excellence of their performances, and are regularly invited to perform at significant venues both in the UK and overseas.

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Royal Academy of Music

+44 (0)20 7873 7373

Royal Academy of Music, Marylebone Road, London NW1 5HT, UK

London

The Royal Academy of Music is the oldest conservatoire in the UK, founded in 1822.

Housed in a beautiful old building, surrounded by famous paintings and the historic instruments and manuscripts in the museum, the Academy is one of the most progressive conservatoires in the world. Students access cutting-edge technological resources, the programming is groundbreaking and there are thriving composition, jazz and musical theatre departments.

Academy professors and Heads of Departments are distinguished musicians at the top of the profession, continually attracting outstanding talent from across the globe. No other institution has produced so many outstanding conductors, a list which includes Sir Simon Rattle, Edward Gardner, Ilan Volkov, Ludovic Morlot, Susanna Mälkki and Mark Wigglesworth.

An unparalleled number of RAM graduates join leading orchestras worldwide, and recent principal positions include the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York.

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Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

+44 (0)20 8305 4444

King Charles Court, Greenwich, London SE10 9JF, United Kingdom

London

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance.

Leaders in music and contemporary dance education, Trinity Laban also provide exciting opportunities for the public to encounter dance and music, and access arts health programmes. The unequalled expertise and experience of our staff and our world class facilities are housed in landmark buildings.

In 2005, Trinity College of Music and Laban, leading centres of music and contemporary dance, came together to form Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, the UK’s first ever conservatoire of music and dance.

Trinity Laban’s innovative course provision, exciting performances and groundbreaking education, community and social inclusion work make them a leader in the advancement of creative artistic practice. Their unique conjunction has created exciting opportunities for collaboration between instrumentalists, singers, composers, dancers and choreographers.

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama

+44 (0)20 7628 2571

Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Silk Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8DT, United Kingdom

London

Selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016), the Guildhall School is one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering inspiring undergraduate and postgraduate training in the performing arts.

A thriving Junior Guildhall, the recent addition of the Centre for Young Musicians, a Creative Learning outreach division and a range of Summer schools and short courses further complement the outstanding opportunities available.

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Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

+44 (0)121 331 5000

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham B3 3HG, United Kingdom

West Midlands

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is a world-class institution providing exceptional training for the musicians, actors, stage managers and performers of the future.

Our outstanding facilities attract the best and brightest students to Birmingham, along with internationally renowned performers and teachers.

With limitless collaboration opportunities for staff and students, the Conservatoire is a stimulating environment with an international reputation which celebrates diversity.

A unique environment inspiring performers to achieve in our fast-paced creative economy

In 2017, Birmingham Conservatoire completed an exciting merger with Birmingham School of Acting. It has successfully brought together complementary disciplines for an unrivalled creative experience. As a student, you will benefit from phenomenal music teaching and performance spaces which are located alongside state-of-the-art production and recording facilities.

Musicians are able to draw on performance skills or promote their work across digital channels and actors and set designers can deliver performances where music is essential to the artistic results.

It’s an exhilarating place to learn with a unique, electric atmosphere, which inspires and brings together acting and musical talent. Our courses are helping students meet the demands of today’s fast-paced creative economy.

We also have a highly successful Junior Conservatoire, which provides young musicians with specialist tuition that develops and nurtures individual talent.

Professional, dedicated staff with invaluable industry experience

We are fortunate to have a team of talented staff who work directly with industry and who are dedicated to ensuring our students become successful and employable. They give our students the confidence and skills to believe in their own potential and achieve their goals.

From full-time course directors to our specialist visiting tutors and guest directors, every one of them has enjoyed a successful professional career and many are still active artists and practitioners.

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London College of Creative Media (LCCM)

+44 (0)20 7378 7458

50-52 Union Street, London SE1 1TD, United Kingdom

London

The UK’s only independent higher education college specialising in popular music, professional writing, digital product development and creative entrepreneurship, LCCM offers industry-led full-time undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as evening, weekend and summer courses.

Established in 2002, the centre attracts talented students who are serious about developing future careers in the music, media and wider creative industries.

As the only college that combines musical individuality with academic rigour, we are forward looking and open minded about music – so whatever you’re into, we want to hear from you.

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Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

+852 2584 8500

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, established by Government Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in performing arts in Asia.  It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts.  Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning.

The Academy awards bachelor honours degrees and master’s degrees that are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.  Diploma and advanced diploma programmes are also offered in Chinese Opera, Dance and Music.

Aside from the main campus in Wanchai, Béthanie, the site of the institution’s Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam, has housed training facilities for the School of Film and Television since 2007.

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University of the Creative Arts (UCA)

+44 1252 892883

University for the Creative Arts, Falkner Road, Farnham, UK

Oscar-winning filmmakers and animators, world-renowned fashion designers, television presenters and Turner-Prize nominees are just some of UCA’s high-profile graduates who have enriched the world with their creative talents.

Taught and guided by our experienced, industry-connected academic staff, our students can now reap the benefits of studying in a top 25 UK university. With more than 6,000 students studying over 110 creative courses across four campuses, we generate unique communities of artists, designers, makers, writers and researchers.

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University of the Arts London (UAL)

+44 (0)20 7514 6000

272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY, United Kingdom

University of the Arts London is the world’s sixth best University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2017.

We offer an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. Our graduates go on to work in and shape creative industries worldwide.