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 download 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 Brunel Arts Friends. See Friends' Scheme details.

See Booking Terms and Conditions.


All Brunel students can take part in our weekly courses for free by becoming a Student Member of  Brunel Arts.

Booking for the Autumn term is open (you need to check your academic timetable first before booking to ensure there are no clashes). Booking for the Spring term opens on Monday 5 December.

  • 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 academic year 2016/17 is only £22.
  • To enrol, visit Brunel Arts' Reception in the Arts Centre building - or if you are not on campus during the daytime, you may call Brunel Arts to check availability and pay the membership fee by card. (Our membership application form is available to download by clicking here )
  • 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 Arts Student Members and entry to the Maggini Quartet Celebrity Evening Concert is free with a Brunel Arts Student Membership card.

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 Brunel Arts

Brunel Arts reserves the right to cancel courses if the number of students making firm bookings is not viable. The Brunel Arts 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Personal data from this booking forms will be stored in electronic form for use by Brunel University Brunel Arts only.

Specialist Courses for Brunel Students

Special fee provisions are made for Brunel students wishing to attend specialist courses. Apply to the Brunel Arts office for details

Health & Safety

Brunel University London has a comprehensive 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, we 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 Brunel Arts 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 reasonable care for themselves and others.

View the University's standard risk assessment form and matrix Word document icon. This is for guidance only.

Friends Scheme

Brunel Students - please see Student Booking Information

You do not need to be a Friend* to take part in the Brunel Arts 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 or reduced entry to all Brunel Arts term-time evening and lunchtime concerts (including the Maggini Quartet professional concert in 2017)
  • Free entry to all Brunel Arts student drama productions and reduced entry fees to any professional productions.
  • Free or reduced entry to all Brunel Arts events.
  • An annual members’ event.  This year’s event was a VIP invitation to a gala concert on Friday 15th July 2016 to celebrate the University’s 50th anniversary.
  • Regular free mailing of all Brunel Arts activities.
  • For staff Friends ONLY - a free practice pass is included in the membership fee to enable use of the practice rooms in the Arts Centre building. (For full details of the times available please refer to the weekly music class pages in our brochure.) 

 The 2016/17 rate for annual membership is £35 per person (£50 per couple).

Download an application here for  2016/17 Brunel Arts Friends membership for members of the public. 

Download an application here for  2016/17 Brunel Arts Friends membership for Brunel staff.

Music Awards

Who can apply?

What our students say

  • The team at the Arts Centre are amazing, you are made to feel welcome, cared about and supported in your learning and development no matter what reason you are doing the classes
    — George Gehm

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  • Katy Gough
    The award enables students such as myself, who are doing non-musical degrees, to keep up their training, which would otherwise be too expensive for many students
    — Katy Gough

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  • Javil Parris
    My music award with the Arts Centre opened an avenue through which I have been able to broaden my understanding of my instrument, and music as a whole
    — Javil Parris

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  • Sam Ody
    I have learnt so much and it wouldn't have been possible without the Music Awards, I consider myself very fortunate
    — Sam Ody

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The Awards are open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students irrespective of their area of study.

Music awards are available to 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 Brunel Arts 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 student festival) feature Award student performers.

When are the auditions?

For the University year 2016/17, the auditions will be held on Tuesday 27 September and Wednesday 28 September 2016.

The auditions are organised by the Brunel Arts, and the deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 23 September 2016.

See details of our weekly music activities.


Please contact us with any questions you have +44 (0)1895 266074.

How to apply

Email with the following details:


1. Your full name.

2. Course of study at Brunel (and year).

3. Details of your instrument or voice and standard (including details of any grading or exams you have taken).

4. Home address.

5. Mobile phone number.


We will then send you an audition time and details of what you should prepare.



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 if 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, and Sally Goodworth, Music Coordinators for Brunel Arts. Additionally, music tutors, Sam Cave (Tuesday auditions) and Eileen Pinkarchevski (Wednesday auditions) will be listening to the auditions.


Applications should be made to the Brunel Arts  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.

Page last updated: Monday 17 August 2015