The Music Business course is designed for both aspiring music business people and music makers alike, in fact anyone who wants to make money from music. It is ideal for people who want to make the jump from amateur to professional, or for those looking to take existing professional activities to the next level and beyond.
Brilliant ideas and good decisions come from a solid platform of knowledge. There is no point in having a great idea and a plan without the skills to back it up; and if you don’t have a plan – well, you need to make one.
Is this course right for me?
There is such a large and varied scope of people that study our Music Business course. If you’re unsure about whether the course is for you, we would recommend having a 1-2-1 chat with Tony Rigg prior to so that he can establish what you’re looking to get from the course and whether our course would suit you.
If you’d like to have more of a chat about it and ask any questions, please contact us.
What is my timetable for the course?
Lessons will take place every Saturday from 3pm – 6pm, for 12 consecutive weeks.
Unlike many other schools, we do not take termly holidays. We only close for 2 weeks between Christmas and New Year, and 2 weeks at the beginning of August – the school is also open on bank holidays. If however you have pre-booked holidays, we are happy to give you catch-up sessions with the technical support staff for any lessons missed.
I am an international student. Can I apply?
Students from the European Union, or who have joint nationality in the UK can enrol via the normal way, by clicking ‘Enrol Now’ on their chosen course.
However, if you are an international student from outside the EU:
Because the Music Business Course is under 6 months you will not require a Tier 4 Visa but may be eligible for a Student Visitor’s Visa. Please contact us so we can advise you on this.
I work full-time. Is it possible for me to take this course?
Yes, many students successfully study our diploma courses whilst working full-time.
So, as long as the lecture time doesn’t clash with your other commitments, it is totally possible to study the Music Business Course – we would recommend allocating 2-3hours per week of your own time additionally to lectures.
Do you hold open days?
We do indeed hold Open Days! Yes see the next date. There’ll be free music production and DJ workshops, a range of industry seminars, and a chance to get lots of career advice. All are welcome.
However, if you’re keen to get started quicker than when the Open Day comes around, particularly if you’re looking to study a diploma course, we advise booking in for an informal personal tour of the school, so we can show you around in depth. Please contact us or phone 0161 833 4722 to make an appointment for either a tour or the Open Day.
Do you provide student accommodation?
Student accommodation is not provided with the course. However the Manchester Midi School owns several properties in the nearby Manchester area, that students often rent a room-share in. Please contact us in the event that you are interested in this, as the rooms are quite sought after.
It is advised that if you are moving to Manchester from abroad or a different city, the atmosphere of student halls might be better for you. If you contact us, we can send you an information pack of local, recommended accommodation in student halls.
We can also help you with other aspects of moving, such as advising you on the best transport links to find us, and where some of the best musical venues around Manchester are.
Do I need equipment for the course?
The only equipment you will require for this course is writing materials, and access to a computer and the internet. Please feel free to make use of our Midi Lab facilities if this suits you!