Applications are now being accepted and open days have been announced for prospective students considering studying at Resonance, a new multi-million pound music institute that will open in the West Midlands in 2020.

From September 2020, students will be able to study for undergraduate degrees in everything from popular music performance, music production and music business.

All courses delivered at Resonance, based on The Waterfront in Brierley Hill, will be led by industry professionals and will focus on developing a broad range of skills needed by the sector.

David Barnard, chief executive, 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.”

Resonance will be at the heart of DY5, Dudley’s Business and Innovation Enterprise Zone.