This course will introduce you to Sibelius, the leading professional music notation software. You will learn how to produce professional-quality musical notation: scores and instrumental parts.

Aims of the course

This course is an introduction to Sibelius, the leading professional music notation software.

You will learn how to write music notation speedily and efficiently using Sibelius.

You will learn the basic music theory skills needed to use Sibelius

You will learn how to prepare lead sheets and how to write full scores using Sibelius.

You will learn how to use Sibelius to enhance your compositional ability.

You will learn how to prepare instrumental parts of a professional standard.

Assessment Method

Assessment is by assignment and practical project work. There will be whole-class lecturing, one-to-one guidance and small-group work. You will have a number of projects to complete.

Progression Opportunities

Successful completion of this course can lead to further study on our range of part-time music production courses.

Career Options

The skills learned on this course are essential to the modern composer, arranger or copyist.

Entry Requirements

Familiarity with the basics of music theory is helpful.

Familiarity with Mac OS is desirable but not essential.


The course takes place in our music Mac suite

Please bring a notebook and a memory stick for backing up your work.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 12 weeks
Start Date 08/01/2018
End Date 30/03/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £400 p/ year
19-24 £400 p/ year
24+ £400 p/ year
International £400 p/ year


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.


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