For whatever reason you find yourself in clearing, it’s pretty tough to have to negotiate disappointments or to realign expectations under the pressure of finding somewhere to study in September. What better way to turn everything around and study what you love for 3 years?

Here at Nexus ICA, you apply to us directly without having to go through UCAS. This way, you get to avoid the stress and pressures of Clearing, UCAS deadlines and results day.

If you are looking to turn your passion into a career while studying in a vibrant, faith-filled community then our courses were created for you. 

Why Study at Nexus Institute of Creative Arts?

If you want to transform the world around you, we believe that our independent alternative to mainstream universities is a great study choice. Whether you were considering a degree in music or event technology or not. Our students go on to develop professional and fulfilling careers in music, event technology, worship, as youth pastors and much more!

Our courses really are one of a kind, blending professional development in your chosen stream with the Christian faith, all delivered within a great community of like-minded staff and students!

“Nexus was a great environment to learn in and helped facilitate my professional career.”

Matt Bramhall, keys player (Rita Ora, Alesha Dixon, Leona Lewis, Nicole Scherzinger)

Here are 10 useful facts about what makes us different and why students over the last 20 years have chosen to study with us:

  1. We are Faith-BasedWe are passionately committed to developing prophetic artists and creative scholars who know their identity in Christ, who know the power of the Holy Spirit, and who know the purposes of God for their lives.
  2. We have excellent results – 95% of our students pass our degree, with 86% leaving with a 2:1 or higher (statistics from 2017/2018)
  3. We have great faculty and guest faculty – In addition to our incredible team on-site, our Guest Faculty of artists and professionals will inspire you through performances, clinics, masterclass and Skype lessons.
  4. We provide unprecedented access to practice facilities – Our students can hone their skills without the major booking issues of other institutions
  5. We look beyond the academic – We offer a higher than average staff-to-student ratio so as to invest in you as well as your studies
  6. We buck the lifestyle trend – Typically you’d not expect the standard student lifestyle whilst studying with us, forming instead a strong accountable community within a safe environment
  7. We don’t break the bank – An average year with us cost thousands less than other degrees, approximatly £6k compared to the £9k average
  8. We offer a Postgraduate degree too – Continue your study with us on our MMus Popular Music Performance
  9. Plus, there’s a FREE iPad– There aren’t any expensive textbooks to buy as we provide everything needed to study on the course, including an iPad!
  10. Apply Direct & Leave ClearingAs an independent (validated by the University of West London) you can apply directly with us for a place this September and say goodbye to the chaos of clearing

OK, I’m interested, what next?

Our typical entry requirements are:

  • 64 UCAS tariff points
  • GCSE English at Grade 4 (Grade C pre-2017)
  • A practical audition to assess your musical ability (BA (Hons) Popular Music & Worship only)
  • An interview

Our last official Open Day is on the 19th August, but we appreciate that this might not be possible for everyone. That’s why we have an open-door policy! Just get in touch and we can organise a date for you to come and visit us.

Make the call!

Our admissions team are ready to help you with any questions you might have about starting with us in September. Use our messenger chat or give us a call and we’ll happily help you with your enquiry or application!