BA (Hons) Popular Music and Worship - Nexus ICA

BA (Hons) Popular Music and Worship

We’re excited to announce that we now offer a BA (Hons) Popular Music & Worship degree, beginning in September 2017. Applications for the programme as well as further information on the course will be available through our website from 24th March. If you have any questions or queries in relation to our validated degree programme, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Story So Far

Four years ago, we made the decision to pursue the validation of our programmes. This came from a desire to recognise the quality of work that our students were producing and to give our students the ability to get a formal qualification. We were seeing students leaving Nexus ICA and excelling in the workplace or areas of further study. However, their CVs weren’t reflecting this excellence. We feel that this degree qualification now matches the reality of what our students achieve through our courses.

In 2013, we began offering a validated 1-year (CertHE) course, followed by validated 2-year (DipHE) course in September 2014. This process helped us to refine our content and delivery to ensure our teaching could be as effective as possible, not only for educating our students in music and worship but in developing core character and life skills.

Forming our validated degree course has been an intensely collaborative process, drawing on Nexus ICA staff, University of West London, external examiners and student feedback to define the components of the full course. We’ve had a great response from all involved and we’re looking forward to our current and future students being educated and equipped, ready for function in a broad range of careers and in service of God.

Student Reaction

Lee Butler (Bass student);

It’s so good to have the full degree. It feels like God will be able to use this qualification to open up doors for us as we leave Nexus ICA and do the work that God wants us to do. It’s also great because it means that we can study and train for a full three years and we can access student finance for all of that. That definitely makes it much easier for me to continue to study here.

God will be able to use this qualification to open up doors for us

Lianne Bronsema (Vocal Student);

I’m so pleased that I can continue to study here and get a degree, whilst being taught in such a good way. Nexus ICA’s approach to education is amazing. There’s such a different dynamic between students and staff than I’ve seen anywhere else, and that carries through all aspects of Nexus ICA life. It’s brilliant to be able to study for a degree, whilst having so many opportunities to grow, develop and be transformed. It’s very exciting!

There’s such a different dynamic between students and staff than I’ve seen anywhere else