Performing Arts Course - Higher National Diploma in Music

Higher National Diploma in Music

Performing Arts Courses

Our new HND in Music is a two-year full-time course studied at Levels 4 and 5 (the same level as years 1 and 2 of all standard undergraduate courses). This course can lead students on to a third year of Higher Education studies where students may do a ‘top-up’ year of study to achieve a BA in Music (Level 6). This means that at the end of two years students will achieve an HND in Music, which can lead on to achievement of a full BA (Hons.) in Music through a total of three years’ study.

Course Units

Music Practice, Music Theory and Notation, Composition and Arranging, Listening Skills, Musicology, Music Technology, Music Culture, The Music Business, Community Music.


The course is primarily assessed through assignments on a semesterised basis.

Length of Course

The course is two years of full-time study.

Examining Board

Our HND in Music is validated by Pearson Education


Neath Campus

Contact Details

Alun Roberts 
Tel: 01639 648323
[email protected]