sixth form music college

MUSIC PERFORMANCE, PRODUCTION & BUSINESS COURSES

The Rhythm Studio’s fully-funded music courses for 16 years + are designed to prepare students for a career in the music industry. Through practical work you will discover how to perform and produce the music you love. You will also learn what successful music professionals are doing now, as well as looking at how the industry has changed in the digital age and how it might develop in the future.

Students take a range of music performance, production and business units, as well as attending guest lectures and work experience placements with our industry partners. Our sixth form music pathways include a one-year foundation program in music production and a two-year music performance, production and business course. Further details on each pathway can be found below.

FUTURE PRODUCERS: FOUNDATION YEAR

A course for aspiring producers with a passion for music. Students should have some music production experience and a desire to develop their skills and progress to further studies in music.

COURSE LENGTH & TIMETABLE

A one year full time programme, involving classes on 4 days per week during term-time.  

COURSE CONTENT

Course modules include Music Sequencing, DJ Skills, Digital Recording, Podcast Production, Composing For Media and How The Music Industry Works.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 2 or above (including English and Maths) and a successful audition.  Applicants should prepare for an interview, a presentation of their music, a written task and a listening exercise

QUALIFICATION

A nationally recognised Level 2 Diploma equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

PROGRESSION

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Performance & Production. 

FEES

If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September of the academic year, and you have been resident in the UK / EU for the previous 3 years, you will be entitled to FREE TUITION.

Former RS student James Carter of Snakehips onstage at Coachella Festival.

Former RS student James Carter of Snakehips onstage at Coachella Festival.

music performance, production & business

A course for performers and producers who wish to develop practical skills for university and a career in the creative industries.  Students should have previous music experience at GCSE, Grade 5 or similar.

COURSE LENGTH & TIMETABLE

A two year full time programme, involving classes on 4 days per week during term-time.  

COURSE CONTENT

Course modules include Setting Up A Music Business, Live Music Performance, Music Sequencing & Production, Studio Recording and Session Musician.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English and Maths) and a successful audition. Applicants should prepare for an interview, a portfolio presentation, an audition performance and a written assessment.

QUALIFICATION

A nationally recognised Level 3 Extended Diploma equivalent to 3 A-Levels.

PROGRESSION

University or directly to employment in the creative industries

FEES

If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September of the academic year, and you have been resident in the UK / EU for the previous 3 years, you will be entitled to FREE TUITION.

RS alumni Shamime Ibrahim beatboxing with Jason Mraz at Hollywood Bowl.

RS alumni Shamime Ibrahim beatboxing with Jason Mraz at Hollywood Bowl.


“It was really good to have Albert in the studio today. Very talented! Would love to talk to you about potentially giving him a chance to have some more regular mentoring sessions at Kensaltown during the spring.”
—  Martin Terefe - Grammy Award winning producer, founder of Kensaltown Records and RS work experience partner.