HCM Milton Keynes is our music college in Buckinghamshire, offering RSL Level 2 and Level 3 music diplomas for those aged 16+ in Music Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals and Piano/Keyboards) and Music Production. 

HCM Music College operates as part of the Milton Keynes College (MKC) campus on Chaffron Way, in the Leadenhall area of Milton Keynes. MKC is one of the fastest growing education providers in the UK, offering Further Education and Higher Education courses to a population of over 20,000 students across three campuses.

Life as a Milton Keynes College student

Predominantly providing training in performing arts, the care industry, business and engineering, the MKC Chaffron Way campus includes a multi-million-pound television studio and production gallery, Innovation and Technology Centre, multiple theatre spaces, study centre, library, Early Years Nursery, media room and IT centre. As well as having access to HCM’s high-tech industry-standard music facilities, as a HCM Milton Keynes student you’ll be able to take part in life as a MKC student too. This means being able to enjoy yourself at student events and making use MKC Chaffron Way’s amenities, such as two refectories for on-site refreshments and hot food, and outdoor facilities including a basketball court.

Music Diplomas at HCM Milton Keynes

Music diploma courses at HCM Milton Keynes are designed for those specifically looking for a career in music. Aspiring singers, guitarists, bassists, drummers, music producers and songwriters will learn music theory, practical music techniques and performance skills, while developing a realistic overview of the workings of the music business thanks to our team of inspirational tutors. At HCM Music College our educators all have highly successful past careers in music and remain in the industry as active music professionals, keen to help you nurture your future music career.

Music industry experience

As a diploma student at HCM Milton Keynes, you’ll participate in regular events, activities and opportunities designed to help you gain insight into the modern music industry and discover the way it works first hand. You’ll take part in real-world experiences like performance and songwriting masterclasses, backstage venue tours, Q&A sessions with artists and music professionals, and excursions to unique music events.

Course funding

Diploma courses at HCM Milton Keynes are fully funded by the UK government for UK and EU students aged 16 to 18 years old*, and further funding options exist for those aged 19 to 23. Milton Keynes College can offer bursary help, assistance with travel costs and financial support to students on the basis of need – further information can be found at MKC Student Services.

*Conditions apply.

Our Facilities

Our Facilities

We have
you need

The facilities at HCM Milton Keynes include four fully equipped rehearsal studios, dedicated space for live performance sessions, and a digital music production classroom complete with iMacs, midi controller keyboards and audio interfaces.

We work closely with leading instrument manufacturers to equip our rooms with professional gear by music brands including Orange, Marshall, Line 6, Vox, Peavey, Mapex, JBL, ProEL, Shure, AKG and Lewitt, as well as Roland TD and Yamaha DTX drum kits, Yamaha digital pianos, and a whole range of industry-leading software like Logic Pro X and Ableton Live.


    Our four fully equipped rehearsal studios are the perfect place for music practice.

Music Diplomas

Music Diplomas

Looking for a Music Diploma

Whether you’re keen to study performance or production, our music diplomas courses are free for UK and EU students aged 18 or under*.

Music Production Diploma

Become proficient in Logic Pro X and Ableton Live and learn to compose, record, produce, remix and DJ with our Level 2 and Level 3 Music Production course.

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Our Tutors

Our Tutors

Meet some of our tutors at HCM

As well as being experts in education, our teachers play an active and successful role as professionals in today’s music business.