The Tileyard campus sits off York Way at the northern end of the new Kings Cross creative quarter, a 10-minute walk from King’s Cross station passed the head offices for Universal Music Group, PRS, Google, The Guardian and Central Saint Martins.
Spread out across 180,000 square feet, Tileyard Studios still feels like a tucked-away community of creatives, isolated from the noise and bustle of the city outside.
Stand a while though under the canopy of the Vinyl Bar and Restaurant and the community comes alive as artists, producers, managers and new tech entrepreneurs dart between studios and offices or head into Vinyl for a quick coffee and a meeting.
This is what a true creative collective looks like. Literally hundreds of complementary and like-minded producers, songwriters, artists, labels, managers and creative entrepreneurs creating content, sharing ideas, collaborating on projects, pitching for new business and ultimately reducing their overheads through collective, shared resources. The power of many.
We believe Tileyard Education provides aspiring creatives and entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity to study with and alongside this vibrant and diverse professional community. We look forward to seeing you here.
A Professional Community
One of the most exciting things about studying at our campus is being able to connect and with the largest professional creative community in Europe.
This thriving ecosystem of business, music and media ensures you will develop an invaluable professional network while keeping at the forefront of independent industry conversation and new technology.
Tileyard is an ever-evolving landscape as new producers, artists, labels, agencies and new tech companies move into and through the community. A snapshot in 2017 reveals Tileyard is home to:
Lily Allen, The Prodigy, Black Swan, Tinchy Stryder, Ella Eyre, Sigala, Imani Williams, John Newman, Sway, Martyn Ware, Jon Kelly, Goetz Botzenhardt, Nikolaj Bjerre, MMF, FAC, ILMC, Marshall Records, Gearbox Records, DIY Magazine, Tileyard Music, Notting Hill Music, ILA Records, A&G Songs, Spitfire Audio, PSI, MusicGurus, The Ticketfairy, Key Production, Hart Media, Platoon, Script, Sound Advice, Maverick, The Nexus, Drew Masters and Sofar Sounds.
Tileyard Education Centre
The Tileyard Education Centre is a state-of-the-art training facility and professional recording studio located on the Tileyard campus.
The fully DDA compliant facility includes a control room and live room with space to teach classes of 15 students, a 20 capacity tech lab, four production songwriting rooms and a lecture space. In addition to course tuition, students can book all rooms in the facility at allocated times for additional study and creative projects.
TYe Recording Studio
The TYe Recording Studio in the Tileyard Education Centre has been built and equipped to the highest professional standard by designer Chris Walls and producer Sean Hargreaves.
The control room features Mac Pro, Protools HD Native Thunderbolt 16×16, UAD Quad Custom, ADAM S5A, PSI A21M, Cranesong HEDD, Cranesong Avocet, Avid S3 Control Surface, G-Tech 3TB Drive, Neve 8816 Summing Mixer, Neve Fader Pack, Bettermaker EQ232P, Heritage Audio 73JR, Chandler Germanium 500, DAV Broadhurst 8, UA 1176, Al Smart C1, IGS S-Type 500, Waves Vocal Native, Sonnox EQ, Sound Toys, Cranesong Phoenix, Lexicon Native Reverb and an extensive microphone collection including AKG D112, Gefel UM930, Sennheiser 421, RE20, AKG C451, Neumann KM184, Royer 121, Shure SM7, Coles 4038s, AEA R88 Ribbon, Peluso U67 Clone and more.
The live room features Marshall CODE 25, Marshall CODE 50, Eden D410XST-4, Natal Signature Maple Drumkit, Hammond Organ, Yamaha U3 upright piano, Wurlitzer 200A, Leslie speaker, Clavinet D6, Fender Rhodes Stage 73 Mk1.
Our 20 capacity Tech Lab is spacious, light and equipped with iMacs, Novation Launchkeys, Focusrite Scarlet interface, Protools, Logic, Ableton, Ableton Push, Abobe Creative Could, Microsoft Office, tutor terminal, PSI monitors, whiteboard and 65″ TV with Apple TV.
In addition to our full-time MA Programmes, we are launching a suite of short courses, taught in the tech lab, in Protools, Logic, Ableton, Ableton Push, Photoshop for Creatives, Ultimate Youtuber, Digital Music Marketing and much more.
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Production Writing Rooms
The Education Centre features four production writing rooms equipped with iMac, Novation Launchkeys 49, Focusrite Scarlet interface, Protools, Logic, Ableton, Ableton Push, PSI monitors, SE X1 Mic, SE reflection filter, mic stand.
Students on our full time MA Programmes have access to book the production writing rooms for solo or collaborative writing and recording.
No creative community would be complete without a place to refuel, relax and connect and Vinyl Cafe is literally the beating heart of Tileyard. It’s always a hive of social activity and is the perfect place to grab a coffee, eat lunch, meet new people and discuss the next big thing. The staff are super friendly, the food is made fresh daily and the coffee is sublime! There’s opportunities to showcase live to the lunchtime crowd and in the evening the fully licensed bar often plays host to more social events and networking. It’s a well known fact that more deals are struck in Vinyl Cafe that anywhere else in Tileyard!
Being a part of the Tileyard community provides the best environment for building and maintaining your creative contacts and the highlight of our social calendar has to be the Notting Hill Music Networking parties, held on the last Thursday of the month from March to December in and around the Vinyl Cafe. The parties are free and open to all creative people across music, film, TV, games, design, fashion, theatre and new media. Often attended by more than 700 people the parties are a goldmine of new contacts and a chance to catch up with colleagues and friends.
As the largest city regeneration site in Europe, Kings Cross has cemented itself as the new creative quarter of London. A thriving community of business, leisure and creativity, Kings Cross is home to the global head offices of Universal Music Group, Google, The Guardian Media Group, Performing Right Society PRS For Music, Central Saint Martins and many more.
You’ll also find plenty of live music venues, bars, clubs and restaurants throughout the area from The Scala to the super-slick Spiritland and the spit and sawdust of The Lincoln Lounge to the late night revelry of The Egg on our own Tileyard doorstep.