APPLICATIONS are now open for the first-ever places at a state-of-the-art music college that opens in Brierley Hill next year.

Potential students can now apply online for a place to study at Resonance, which will offer undergraduate degrees in everything from popular music performance, production, composition and business.

Applications are open now until the end of July 2020 and can be made directly through the Resonance website.

A series of open days for prospective students will also take place from January 2020 and places can also be booked on the website.

Welcoming the news, Chief Executive David Barnard said: "Work on the building at Cable Plaza is ongoing and we are on course to get the keys back in December.

“But now students can start applying to Resonance, and for that first cohort who attend next year, they will not only be a part of history, but will get a top-class education in the music industries.

“Students will have to apply via the Resonance website directly and fill out the form, similar to how you would apply to conservatoires. Once their application is received they will then be invited to the audition.

“This really is going to be a one-of-a-kind place to study music. Just thinking about students coming here and it being a hive of activity and learning is tremendous.”

The news comes after the team Resonance travelled around the country, clocking up over 1,000 miles, to encourage budding musicians to apply to the Cable Plaza university.

Alan Lunt, Deputy Chief Executive at Dudley Council, said: “The band has done a great job out on the road spreading the word about the new music institute, which we hope will bring hundreds of students to the borough.

“Resonance will be at the heart of DY5, Dudley’s Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone, and will massively boost both our local economy as well as putting Dudley on the national map.”

Anyone interested in applying to Resonance should visit or to find out more about the institute, email