Have you considered what it would be like studying music in the heart of London?
Apart from being voted the worlds #1 city for students, London holds many other reasons for you to live, work and study here.
Music holds a special status in London, with over 28 universities and many other educational establishments all offering music courses, but none quite as innovative as Tileyard Education.
London is well known for being a global music hub. It has contributed to the development and the history of music throughout time. With many famous names in music originating in the urban metropolis, central London itself holds many exciting music opportunities, from historical music venues such as The Roundhouse, to networking events such as Notting Hill’s Networking Nights, there is always plenty to see and do for any aspiring artist, producer or entrepreneur.
Tileyard Education holds a very rare and exciting space in the music industry, and at a very important time. In the age of streaming, the way the music industry does business is ever-changing, and Tileyard Education benefits from being situated in the very heart of the businesses contributing to those changes. From tastemakers, to gamechangers, from hitmakers to VR, Tileyard London is home to over 84 professional music studios, 250 creative companies and roughly 1200 creative professionals. Tileyard’s ethos is ‘success through collaboration’, and many businesses within the complex benefit from sharing support and learning from one another.
Students that study in such an exciting and diverse environment receive the great benefits of being part of the creative community, which extends to the alumni programme after graduation. No other university could provide students with such a bespoke, practical and rewarding learning experience. Students that study at Tileyard, go there to make the connections they need to make, in much less time than it could ever take them without studying there.
Who’s at Tileyard?
Tileyard is home to many labels and publishers, some include Tileyard Music, Notting Hill Music, Marathon Artists, Karma Artists, Maverick and Marshall Records. Its also home to many key music businesses including Platoon, Spitfire Audio, Focusrite, Key Production, Jump Off TV, Hart Media and more.
As well as this, the studios provide working homes to many artists, songwriters and producers. Some include Sigala, Tiggs Da Author, Lily Allen, Sondr, Jon Kelly, Ben Brick, The Prodigy and Ella Eyre and many more. You can find a full list of the community here.
As well as this, Tileyard also benefits from its location and the surrounding areas, which offer up many more opportunities for prospective students.
What else is near?
A short walk or a bus ride, away, you’ll be on the doorstep of many famous performance venues including The Koko, The Roundhouse, The O2 Forum Kentish Town, The Garage, The Electric Ballroom, The Jazz Cafe, Underworld, Proud and many more. Names like Madonna, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse and more have performed and been discovered in some of these venues.
Kings Cross is growing too, with an exciting cultural quarter developing, Universal Music, Google, PRS For Music, Youtube, VEVO are a 10-minute walk up the road, with many more music and tech businesses due to be moving in.
There are also some amazing cultural spots to explore, some of the most popular in the area include;
- Granary Square, home to many businesses, and amazing architecture
- Regents Canal, if you ever fancy a peaceful stroll
- Two Tribes Brewery, a brewery based in Tileyard, home to incredible music nights and home to the best beers in Kings Cross
- Coal Drops Yard, home to many shops, bars and restaurants
- EGG London, for those that want to soak up London’s nightlife
What does Tileyard Education actually offer?
Tileyard Education offers courses, ranging from weekend intensive courses to full one-year masters programmes, the 6 current masters programmes currently available from September are;
- MA Commercial Music Producer
- MA Commercial Music Producer (Online)
- MA Commercial Songwriting and Production
- MA International Music Marketing
- MA Music Business
- MA Design
So, what sets Tileyard Education aside from any other place to study?
Opportunity, networking, connection building, in-house record label, connectivity with industry partners, exclusive opportunities, rich events programme, industry mentoring, the surrounding cultural quarter, collaborate with over 1200 professionals, opportunity to gain unique practical industry insight.
Still not sure? See it for yourself and attend an Open Day for more on the courses and opportunities at Tileyard Education, grab a ticket here.
By Maya Burgos Lukes