Flexible Learning Options, Industry-Professional Instruction, Recognized Qualifications in Music

The Music Business is Your Business

DIME ONLINE offers completely unique, flexible study options for students driven to make their mark in today's music industry. Students studying on this new and innovative program can study one or more courses in their own time, at their own pace, earning higher education level awards as they do so.

For the first time ever, you can earn an RSL Extended Diploma in Creative Industries at Level 4 and Level 5, only from DIME ONLINE. The Extended Diploma awards are equal to the first and second year of a BA(Hons) degree. Whether you are in a band, a songwriter, manage an artist or teach private lessons, these qualifications will give you the tools you need to further your career and increase your income. In addition to improving in your area of specialism, you will evaluate and develop your own career path as you are guided in self-analysis and industry-related project work.

Students enrolled will have 24-hour access to their course materials via DIME ONLINE's virtual learning environment, Canvas. This means you can study anytime, anywhere at your own pace. You will get guidance and feedback from our industry-professional instructors and be able to learn, talk and collaborate with others on the course in the Community Area.

Study One or More of the Courses Below

Courses must be completed in the prescribed sequence to achieve the associated RSL qualifications; however, you can take courses out of sequence and apply credits to achieve awards later if you prefer. More information about this is available on our FAQ's page. DIME ONLINE recommends students complete 3 courses per 3-month study block to be considered full time. Students who wish to study part-time and receive an RSL qualification must begin with Music Industry Skills.

Level 4 Courses

Level 5 Courses

*Additional payment options available. Pay in full and save £100 per course. Payment options available in USD; See cost table below.
*Level 4 Extended Diploma requires students to take both Music Industry Income Streams and Creative Commissions in Music.
*Level 5 Extended Diploma requires students to take both Self-Care for Creative Professionals and Industry Skills in Context.

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How to Apply

Students interested in taking one or more of the courses offered are encouraged to click the "Apply Now" button and complete our online application. You may be asked to provide additional information or evidence at the point that the application is received.

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Entry Requirements

It is recommended that applicants possess a Level 3 qualification (UK), or its international equivalent. As an example, a UK Level 3 qualification is the comparable to a high school diploma (US). If you do not have this level of qualification, we can discuss the Recognition of Prior Learning process, where you would provide evidence and writing about your prior professional experience and resume.

To discuss a Recognition of Prior Learning, or if you have general questions about the admissions process, please get in touch with our admissions team at info@dime-online.org.

Tutor Feedback & Direct Support

Courses Deposit Amount (GBP) Monthly Payment (GBP, 3 Months) Deposit Amount (USD) Monthly Payment (USD, 3 Months)
1 course £50 £200 $79 $240
2 courses £100 £400 $158 $480
3 courses £150 £600 $237 $720

Self-Guided Study

Courses Deposit Amount (GBP) Monthly Payment (GBP, 3 Months) Deposit Amount (USD) Monthly Payment (USD, 3 Months)
1 course £50 £155 $79 $190
2 courses £100 £310 $158 $380
3 courses £150 £465 $237 $570

DIME ONLINE offers a 100% refund within the first 14 days if you’re not satisfied. Additionally, we offer a £100 discount if you choose to pay in full for your course. For more information, please view our finance policy.

We also offer a limited number of scholarships for students in need. Download Scholarship Application.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ's page!
Or, get in touch with us by emailing info@dime-online.org


Flexible Study Options

Designed with the working creative in mind, study your DIME ONLINE course content anytime, anywhere.

Industry Professional Instructors

At DIME ONLINE, we never forget the importance of earning a living from music. You will be taught by creative professionals who have enjoyed sustained success.

Worldwide Network

With peers located in over 20 countries around the world, grow your professional network to international levels.