BIMM Institute

BIMM Institute opens the doors to the music industry. We encourage creative freedom, provide real-world industry experiences and build a community across our eight colleges in the UK, Ireland and Germany.

Students are given access to unrivalled industry connections, experienced lecturers who live and breathe the world of music and the chance to choose from specialist courses such as Songwriting, Electronic Music Production and Music Business – as well as joint honours degrees like Music Performance with Music Production.

For over 35 years, BIMM students have turned their passions into their career. We have some incredible alumni like George Ezra, Fontaines D.C. and Natasha Bent who walked through BIMM’s doors and into the music industry.

Available courses:
Music Production
Music Business
Music Marketing, Media & Communication
Event Management

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

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Guildhall School of Music & Drama, located in London, is an extraordinary place. Our training produces accomplished musicians; singers; composers; actors; theatre technicians; stage, and costume managers, and video designers. Some reach the very peak of their chosen professions to become household names; others use their craft behind the scenes to help bring performances to stage and screen, all over the world.

Ranked as one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020) the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experiment and research.

Available courses:

BA Production Arts (Costume)
BA Production Arts (Design Realisation)
BA Production Arts (Theatre Technology)
BA Production Arts (Stage Management)
BA Video Design for Live Performance
MA Collaborative Theatre Production and Design

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Opened by Sir Laurence Olivier in 1946, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is recognised as one of the country’s leading Conservatoire Drama Schools, training students in a professional environment for careers in the arts and entertainment industry.

Operating on three specialist teaching sites and performing in the major producing theatre venues in Bristol, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School students are trained to the highest standards for direct entry into work in theatre, film and radio drama.

The School has a long history of producing nationally recognised creative and technical theatre graduates. With strong links with all aspects of the arts and entertainment industry across the UK and beyond, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduates have an outstanding graduate employment record and the School has a strong reputation as a centre of excellence.

Available Courses:

FdA Production Arts - Stage
BA (Hons) Production Arts - Stage & Screen

Production Arts courses at BOVTS include stage management, lighting and electrics, sound, scenic construction and crafts, and film production.

FdA and BA top-up Costume for Film, Theatre and Television
MA Performance Design
MA Scenic Art
MA Drama Directing
MA Drama Writing
MFA Professional Voice Studies

Worcester Sixth Form College

Sixth Form College in Worcester

Available courses:
Media and film, English, STEM


Falmouth University

Creative. Connected. Courageous.

With more than 100 years' experience, TEF Gold standard teaching, professional facilities, peerless connections and a vibrant creative community, we’re not afraid to do things differently. We’re re-thinking the shape of Higher Education and delivering impactful research and innovation.

The Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA) at Falmouth University is a vibrant, entrepreneurial and industry-connected hub for actors, musicians, producers, composers, dancers, theatre performers, lighting and sound designers, theatre technicians and entertainment managers in training.

We have many industry connected honorary fellows including Michael Grandage, Emma Rice, Jude Kelly, Jerry Dammers and Seth Lakeman

Available courses:

BA(Hons) Technical Theatre Arts
BA(Hons) Theatre & Performance
BA(Hons) Acting
BA(Hons) Dance & Choreography
BA(Hons) Musical Theatre
BA(Hons) Music
BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology
BA(Hons) Popular Music
BA(Hons) Music Theatre & Entertainment Management
BA(Hons) Creative Events Management

University Campus of Football Business (UCFB)

University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a world first in higher education, offering university degrees in the football, sports and events industries at campuses in London and Manchester which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

In addition, students have the opportunity to visit UCFB's global study hubs at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, New York's Red Bull Arena, Toronto FC and Melbourne Cricket Ground to learn from the biggest organisations in the global sports industry.

Available courses:

BA (Hons) Stadium & Events Management

University of Westminster

The University of Westminster provides practical, rounded education to allow students from all backgrounds to realise their full potential. With over 19,000 students of 169 different nationalities, we offer a vibrant, enriching learning environment where our staff are as diverse as our student body. Our courses in Tourism and Events Management are taught at our Marylebone campus, directly opposite Madame Tussauds, giving students the opportunity to study right in the heart of one of the world’s leading tourism and events destinations.

Available courses:

Tourism and Events Management BA Honours

Event Design and Management MA

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University is The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching Quality 2020. We offer award-winning teaching at the centre of an “amazing student city” and you have the chance to gain industry-relevant work experience.

At undergraduate level, you can choose to specialise in Events with Tourism, Experiential Marketing, Arts and Entertainment, Leisure, Festival and Entertainment management or Esports. At postgraduate you can choose strategic events marketing or international events and conference management. All our courses benefit from our close industry links; students have previously completed work experience with Festival Republic, Live Nation, and Olympia London.

Available courses:

BA (Hons) Festival & Entertainment Management
BSc (Hons) Events Management
BSc (Hons) Events Management (Experiential Marketing)
BSc (Hons) Events Management (Arts & Entertainment)
BSc (Hons) Events Management (Tourism)
BSc (Hons) Events & Leisure Management
BA (Hons) Esports
MSc Strategic Events Marketing
MSc International Events and Conference Management
Please note all our Undergraduate courses are available with a foundation year

Solent University

Interested in the technical side of media? Arguably one of the most exciting parts of the industry you can work in, this field offers opportunities to develop, install and maintain equipment used in live television, film and audio. Our graduates have been working in the background of the most popular content viewed in the UK for 25 years, and you could be joining them

Available courses:

BEng (hons) Media Engineering
BSc (Hons) Live Event Technology
BEng (Hons) Acoustic and Audio Engineering


Staffordshire University

Our city campus in Stoke-on-Trent is the University’s nerve centre. We deliver world class healthcare education at our specialist Centre of Excellence in Stafford. And a global network of more than 20,000 people study our degrees internationally.

Our industry connections and emphasis on experience make our graduates among the most employable in the UK. A leading university for digital technologies, we are always building on our proud computing heritage and strong reputation for computer games courses.

Our gold award in the 2019 Teaching Excellence Framework recognises excellent standards of learning and teaching, while 78 per cent of our research is world leading or of international importance (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Our interdisciplinary network of research centres drive the publication of hundreds of papers each year.

Staffordshire University, located in Stoke-on-Trent, is an institution with over 100 years’ experience in providing quality higher education to students around the globe. The University offers a huge variety of courses including business management, events, esports, computing and healthcare, and is dedicated to providing the tools for students to launch their future careers in the industries of tomorrow. The combination of Gold Rated teaching (Teaching Excellence Framework), guaranteed work experience opportunities for every student, and outstanding facilities including a brand-new networking and business development building, has resulted in the University breaking into the Top 250 Young University’s in THE World University rankings 2020.

University of Portsmouth

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, part of the TEF Gold-rated University of Portsmouth, offers an outstanding student experience supported by industry-standard facilities and resources, as well as professional accreditations.

Its distinctive academic portfolio encourages risk and challenges assumptions about creativity and the creative sector.

Available courses:

BSc (Hons) Music Technology
BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Visual Effects
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Enterprise
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology
BA/BSc (Hons) Creative Computing
BSc (Hons) Creative Media Technologies
BSc (Hons) Digital Media
BA (Hons) Film Production
BSc (Hons) Television and Broadcasting

MSc Creative Technologies
MSc Film and Television

University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Located just minutes from some of the world’s top-rated entertainment, attractions, resorts, restaurants, and convention spaces, the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the industry’s leading market. Situated in the heart of hospitality, UCF Rosen College also looks like it belongs in a world-class destination: our 159,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, Mediterranean resort-style campus is the largest facility ever built for hospitality management education.

Available courses:

Event Sales, Event Promotions, Hospitality and Risk Management, Event Services, Event Tourism Strategies, Event Technology, Strategic Event Design, Entertainment Arts and Events, Destination Marketing Management, International Events, Fairs and Festivals, Advanced Trade Show Management, and Event Operations.

The CoiL Learning Center

The Coil Learning Center is a learning environment for those interested in the entertainment technology field that encourages its participants in each of its programs to Lead Modestly, Teach Generously, Learn Intently; to help them discover and develop their purpose and strengthen their personal and professional growth.

The CLC offers five programs that facilitate an environment for learning and sharing. The five CLC programs include Knowledge Speaks, Community Connects, Bootcamps, Classroom, and Apprenticeships.

The Coil Learning Center is brand under the ETP family of brands which are leaders of the events and entertainment industry (LMG, Premier, EventEQ, BrainHub, pixl., audio.)

Available courses:

Vectorworks Fundamentals
L-Acoustics Systems Fundamentals
Intro to LED
Intro to Audio
Intro to Lighting
Intro to Video
Intro to Rigging
Intro to Power

Cheshire College South & West

Cheshire College South & West offers exciting opportunities for learners to access high-quality teaching and learning at modern Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester, providing learners with skills, experience and qualifications to prepare them for their future career or higher-level study. We offer a range of courses from Entry to Level 7 with access to world-class inspirational facilities, the result of a £140m investment in the latest technology and real work environments. We pride ourselves on strong links with local businesses who benefit from tailored training and we work with many major local employers across the regions.

Available courses:
L3 National Foundation Diploma in Technical Theatre
L3 National Extended Diploma in Technical Theatre
L4 HNC in Technical Theatre (Technical Arts)
L5 HND in Technical Theatre (Technical Arts)
L6 BAHons Top Up Degree in Technical Theatre

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is a modern university, in a great global city, here to make an impact on Manchester, our nation and beyond, with a driving ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge, and make higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed.

We work closely with our city, with business, the community and our academic peers - locally, nationally and internationally - to be inventive and creative, generate great opportunities, and enable our students, colleagues and everyone whose lives we touch to make an impact.

Available courses:
BA (Hons) Events Management
MSc International Events Management
MSc Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis

NRG - Next Robe Generation

Next Robe Generation (NRG) is a networking community for students, apprentices, graduates and young professionals – supporting the next generation of lighting designers, technicians and operators.

We normally organise informal networking socials with guest industry experts; offer technical tours of venues, rental houses and live productions in TV, theatre and touring; provide exclusive training opportunities. We are also proud of NRG’s unique, real-life work experiences.

Currently we support NRG members via online meetings and through our ‘members only’ Facebook page.
Please get involved! NRG is supported by Robe UK and we’d love to welcome you as part of the “Robe family”.

SAE Institute

SAE, The Home of Creatives offers industry focused creative media honours degrees, 1-year diplomas and short courses across six subject areas - Animation, Audio, Film, Games, Music Business and Web Development.

SAE students graduate in just two years and benefit from hands-on access to industry standard equipment, learning in small classes with exceptional levels of one to one support.

Our global community of inspirational alumni are winners of Oscars, Grammys and BAFTAS.

Our influence and reach in the sector is worldwide.

In the UK for over 40 years, we have provided creative media training and education to thousands of students on four campuses in Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Oxford.

Available courses:

BA/BSc(Hons) Game Art Animation
BA/BSc(Hons) Visual Effects Animation
BA/BSc(Hons) Audio Production
BA/BSc(Hons) Digital Film Production
BA/BSc(Hons) Games Programming
BA/BSc(Hons) Web Development
BA/BSc(Hons) Music Business

MA/MSc Professional Practice (Creative Media Industries)

Rose Bruford College

Welcome to Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Our goal is to inspire, excite and train you as a creative artist and practitioner who can use reflective practice and research, along with the world class teaching we provide, as tools to become an independent thinker and a fulfilled and successful working professional.

Available courses:

Audio Production (Technology, Music, Sound Design) BA/BSc (Hons)
Costume Production BA (Hons)
Creative Lighting Control BA (Hons)
Design for Theatre and Performance (Set and Costume) BA (Hons)
Digital Content Design for Theatre and Live Events BA (Hons)
Lighting Design BA (Hons)
Lighting Design for Architecture BA (Hons)
Scenic Arts (Construction, Props & Painting) BA (Hons)
Stage and Events Management BA (Hons)
Virtual Theatre and Digital Experiences BA (Hons)

City College Southampton

Production arts has grown year on year here at city college, I’m able to draw on my skills as a professional production manager and the body of people I know.

I aim to give students a real-world experience, set in a two year program, first year is all about learning new skills and finding an area of interest, and second year developing the interest and learn on how to make it a job or take the drama school or uni route to gain higher qualifications.

I help all students gain work experience, a push them to go to as many different places as possible (professional and amdram) the more work they can do in theatre or other events or venues the better. Knowing that they are many different ways of doing a job and the more they learn the better. I encourage peer learning and have second years managing departments for panto each year which help students to bold early on and develop work/people skills.

List of relevant courses:

Year 1
In year 1 you will learn the skills to operate a variety of kit and equipment including light, rigging, AV and sound. You will also learn about set design and the basics of event management including how to successfully produce a show.
•Lighting skills – rigging and operation
•Sound skills – operation and EQ
•Stage management
•Set construction and scenic painting
•Prop making
•Roles within a production team
•Health and safety within events industry
•Legal aspects of public performance

Year 2
In year 2 you will focus your creative ideas and skills learnt in year 1 to work towards more senior roles and responsibilities within production arts. This includes production management, stage management, lighting, sound, AV, set design and flying.
•Producing a range of professional shows
•Large scale lighting and sound for concerts
•Specialist assignment
•Production of final major performance
•Final major production