How to Book
Brunel Students - please see Student Booking Information
By phone: Ring +44 (0)1895 266074 to book. Credit/Debit card bookings can be made for all courses.
By post: You can downlaod a booking form here
Reservations by email/phone can be held for a maximum of one week. Firm bookings can only be accepted when the fee is paid in full.
All courses are open to everyone aged 17 or over. There is a priority booking period for Arts Centre Friends. See Friends' Scheme details.
All Brunel students can take part in our weekly courses for free by becoming a Student Member of the Arts Centre.
Booking is open now for all courses. If you know already what your academic timetable is for Term 1, you can become an Arts Centre Student Member by ringing +44 (0)1895 266074.
- Student Members can join any of our weekly courses running during the academic year (subject to availability). Some courses have materials costs, which students will need to pay. This is indicated in the class description.
- Student Membership for the year 2013/14 is only £20.
- Complete the membership form and hand it to the Arts Centre office or
- Call the Arts Centre to check availability and pay membership fee
- Payment can be made by cheque, cash, credit or debit card.
- Membership fees are taken at the time of enrolment and are non-refundable.
- There is no reduction available for joining part-way through the academic year.
- Concessionary rates for Specialist Days are available for Brunel Student Members and entry to the evening concerts programme is free with a Student Membership card.
- School of Arts Students Only - Membership fee is paid by the School, enrolment is still necessary, and any other course costs will be payable by the student
Terms & Conditions
Public & Staff Booking Information
Cancellation of Course by Participant
Weekly Courses: Credits (less 10%) towards other courses may be considered in case of serious illness, otherwise no refunds will be made.
Other Courses: Fees (less 10%) will only be refunded if notice of cancellation is received three full weeks before the course is due to run.
Cancellation of Course by the Arts Centre
Brunel University Arts Centre reserves the right to cancel courses if the number of students making firm bookings is not viable. The Arts Centre will contact students not less than one week before a course is due to run should this be the case.
In the event of the illness of a tutor, every reasonable effort will be made by Brunel University to find a replacement.
General Information for all users
- The University accepts no responsibility whatsoever for loss or damage to course members' property, effects, or to their vehicles (or their contents) however caused. Drivers bring their vehicles on to the University site at their own risk.
- Whilst all reasonable effort will be made to ensure the safety of course members' work whilst on Brunel premises, all work left in the studios is the course members' own responsibility.
- All finished work should be collected within two months. Uncollected work will be deemed to be the property of Brunel University, and may be destroyed.
- Personal data from this booking forms will be stored in electronic form for use by Brunel University Arts Centre only.
Specialist Courses for Brunel Students
Special fee provisions are made for Brunel students wishing to attend specialist courses. Apply to the Arts Centre office for details
Health & Safety
Brunel University has a compehensive range of Health and Safety Policies which cover students, staff and visitors to the campus. As part of the University's General Policy on Health and Safety Section 1.4, the e are in particular committed to:
- including health and safety in the education and training we provide;
- providing safe and healthy systems of work; plant and equipment; premises, access and egress;
- providing the information, instruction, training and supervision which will ensure that management, staff and students have the competence and knowledge to work safely and without risk to their health;
- taking action to assess and manage all significant risks to our staff and to those who are not in our employment - students, contractors, and members of the public;
- fostering communication and co-operation with our staff and with our students in progressively improving our standards; and
- allocating the resources necessary to those ends.
This policy includes all those who take part in Arts Centre activities, as a member of a course, part of an audience for an event or performance or as an invited artist or musician. The University expects that all those who take part in activities of all types on campus will take resonable care for themselves and others.
View the University's standard risk assessment form and matrix . This is for guidance only.
Please contact the Arts Centre's Resource Manager for further help and advice.
Brunel Students - please see Student Booking Information
You do not need to be a Friend* to take part in the Arts Centre classes, courses, or to attend our concerts and exhibitions but our Friends Scheme offers a wide range of benefits to our regular users:
- Priority booking period for all courses (Course members must normally be over 17)
- 10% reduction when 3 tutored courses are booked together
- Free entry to all term-time evening and lunchtime concerts
- Free entry to all drama productions
- Free entry to all Arts Centre events
- Reserved car parking for all day-time concerts and events (subject to availability and advance booking)
- Invitations to all Special Openings in the Beldam Gallery
- An annual members event
- Regular free mailing of all Arts Centre activities, including the Beldam Gallery
- Reserved seats at all concerts and performances if requested in advance (2 per Friend)
- Choice of reserved seat for professional evening concerts if requested in advance (2 per Friend)
The 2013/14 rate for annual membership will be £34 per person (£48 per couple)
Download an application here for 2013/14 Arts Centre Friends membership for members of the public.
Download an application here for 2013/14 Arts Centre Friends membership for Brunel staff.
Who can apply?
All Brunel Undergraduate and Postgraduate students can apply for a Music Award audition, except those who are taking music performance as part of their academic course. The Awards are open to both singers and instrumentalists.
What do Music Awards offer?
Award Holders have all or part of the cost of their individual music tuition covered throughout their period of study at Brunel.
There are many opportunities for performing during the academic year, both as an individual, and as a member of one of the many ensembles the Arts Centre offers.
Although most concerts are on campus, students are often invited to take part in performances within Hillingdon, and many of the University's annual events (such as One World Week, RAG and the end-of-year FACE festival) feature Award student performers.
When are the auditions?
In 2013, the auditions will be held on Tuesday 24 September and Wednesday 25 September 2013 only, organised by the Arts Centre, and the deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 20 September 2013.
Please contact us with any questions you have +44 (0)1895 266074.
How to apply
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, course of study at Brunel, details of your instrument or voice and standard, home address and mobile phone number, and we will send you an audition time.
Please be prepared to perform two contrasting pieces as outlined below. There will be an opportuntiy to discuss your musical experience and what will be available to you musicaly at Brunel.
Sally Goodworth will be available to accompany all students - please remember to bring your own piano accompaniments when relevant (Singers: these will need to be in the right key for your voice).
What you need to play/sing:
Instrumentalists - perform two short pieces or movements of contrasting character, at least one of which should be with piano accompaniment
Pianists: perform two short pieces or movements of contrasting character
Singers :perform two contrasting songs, one of which must be performed with piano accompaniment,
Who will be there:
Michael Sanderson, Head of Student Music, Arts Centre, Sally Goodworth, Staff Musician, and Jay Wilkinson, Director of the Arts Centre, will be listening to the auditions.
Applications should be made to the Arts Centre as soon as possible with full details of instrument/voice, standard, home address and mobile and home telephone numbers, and course of study at Brunel.
Awards from the Music Tuition Fund are made following auditions in the first university teaching week of Term 1.
Awards may be made to cover the full cost or part of the cost individual musical tuition.
Applicants are expected to be of a standard equivalent to Grade 7 of the Associated Board, though it is not necessary to have passed any particular examination.For instruments/voices not examined by ABRSM, an equivalent performance standard is expected.
Tuition is normally given by teachers already visiting the University but, in exceptional cases, other arrangements may be considered.
Music Award holders are expected to take a full part in the musical life of the University. and funds will be withdrawn should this commitment be lacking.
Arts Centre Survey
2012/13 Annual Survey
Each year, the Arts Centre asks all its users to tell us how we're doing, what they enjoy and what they think we can change.
The 2012/13 Survey is now complete, and the full version can be seen here.
99% of all respondents to the survey felt that their course had exceeded their expectations, and 1% felt that it had met their expectations.
The next Survey will take place from February- March 2014.