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Welcome to Alchemea

Located in London UK, Alchemea is one of the world’s leading audio colleges, specialising in sound engineering and music production. We have been established for over 20 years and during that time have developed a reputation for delivering the highest quality full-time education and short professional training programmes. Our graduates have found work in some of the leading recording studios, broadcast, post production and TV studios around the world, gaining credits and awards and working with high profile artists.

We are proud to have also trained staff from some of the most prestigious recording and post production studios in the world, not to mention freelance engineers, television companies and educators.

We believe in working closely with the creative industries to ensure that what we teach is not only of a high quality but also relevant. Alchemea are committed to supporting the industry and particularly the efforts of producers, engineers and studio staff who work tirelessly behind the scenes to create the music you love. We were proud to be sponsor the “Unsung Hero Award” at the 2012 Music Producers Guild Awards for the second time.

The Alchemea Way

Our philosophy at Alchemea is simple - you learn by doing. We guarantee our students more practical time than any other college or university. Our studios facilities are equipped to the highest standard and reflect a "real world" studio environment. At Alchemea you will receive the highest level of “real world” vocational training. Our courses have been designed to provide maximum benefit from practical activity. This approach quickly develops students confidence and competence and ultimately leads to higher employability.

As well as our numerous validations and accreditations, Alchemea has been a past recipient of the National Training Award. In our recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report we exceeded expectations across the board. This reflects our focus on providing great value for money. We respect and value the investment made by every one of our students and whilst we do not aim to be the biggest, we do aim to be the best. We are proud of the reputation we have developed not only in the pro-audio industry but among fellow educators.

'Alchemea's mission is to be recognised as one of the world's leading providers of creative media education. We aim to achieve this by working closely with employers, manufactures and service providers to develop programmes that create confident, highly skilled and ultimately employable graduates. We are also committed to equipping our facilities to the highest standards, and using experienced industry professionals to help deliver our courses'.

Redefining Full Time Education

Alchemea’s full time courses are very intensive. We make no apology for this, in fact we believe that it is in your interest to condense your studies into as short a time frame as possible. This means that your total course fee will be relatively low and you will incur less living expenses. It is also very important to remember that you will have the option to enter the job market sooner. Not only will you be able to start building your career sooner, you will be in a position to repay any loans you make have taken to fund your learning.

While other courses you may be considering may be longer in duration the chances are that you will only be expected to attend a small fraction of the lectures and practical sessions that you are at Alchemea. Our Studio Sound Diploma crams 2 to 3 years of study into 1 academic year (36-weeks)!

We are an International College

Alchemea is a UK Border Agency Highly Trusted Sponsor (HTS). This means that international students can take a course under 6 months in duration as a student visitor, or apply for a Tier-4 visa to study on a course over 6 months in duration. To maintain our HTS status we have maintained our “Educational Oversight” status with the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) and validated our courses against the national framework of qualifications (Level 4/5) with the Northern Centre for Further Education (NCFE).

Alchemea's support staff are experienced in helping students through the visa application process and make every effort to point out any relevant pitfalls that could lead to your student visa being rejected.

We also appreciate that English may not be your first language and we therefore focus heavily on making our international students feel welcome and relaxed. Our small class sizes mean that you will be guaranteed plenty of personal attention and guidance through the course of your studies. And while it is essential to have a good command of written and spoken English to take a course at Alchemea (CEFR level B1 for non-EU students), our lecturers are experienced in teaching students for whom English is not their first language.

Visa students, please click here for guidance.