Confetti and Tileyard Education join forces

Wednesday January 24, 2024

It’s official! We’ve now joined forces with one of the UK’s leading educational institutions, Tileyard Education. The new partnership will offer music students in London and Nottingham even more industry opportunities and connections including real-life work experience, thanks to Tileyard’s stellar industry roster. Students will also enjoy access to Tileyard’s exceptional facilities. Read on to find out more.

Confetti and Tileyard join forces

In January 2024, we inked a new strategic partnership with Tileyard Education to expand student opportunities. Our course offering is now fully integrated, which means Confetti students studying in Nottingham and London now have access to Tileyard’s workspaces, extensive network of industry professionals and state-of-the-art studios. In turn, learners studying with Tileyard can access our award-winning facilities in Nottingham and London, home to the very best technology, studios and equipment, industry-connected tutors, and a unique suite of commercial businesses that support the student learning experience. 

Students studying on our suite of vocational degree courses in the creative and entertainment industries, including Music Production, Music Business, Commercial Songwriting and Production, and Sound Engineering will all benefit from the partnership, which is designed to nurture a new generation of UK musicians, producers and industry leaders by facilitating industry connections. Here’s a word from our Chief Executive, Craig Chettle MBE, to tell you some more:

“Confetti’s vision has always been to shape the future creative and entertainment industries by cultivating dynamic, entrepreneurial and imaginative graduates that go into highly-skilled jobs. By merging the academic prowess of NTU with the hands-on expertise and industry connections that both Confetti and Tileyard Education can offer, we can expect great things for the music industry at a global scale.”

Tileyard Education

Not your ordinary university, Tileyard Education is the beating heart of the music industry. Its creative hub, Tileyard London (pictured above) is home to over 200 music businesses such as Apple Music 1, Ableton, Focusrite, Soundcloud, and over 150 private recording studios, home to The Prodigy, Noel Gallagher and more. 

Tileyard prides itself in the opportunity it provides its students and alumni, continuing the relationship with students long after they graduate. Its conviction is that students derive the greatest advantage from their direct involvement in the industry, for this reason it focuses on talent incubation and skill development with a goal towards commercial success from the moment students start their course.

Over the past 18 months, Tileyard Education signed over 250 single song agreements for their students and alumni. 66% of their music business students in 2022 walked into full-time careers in the music industry. This remarkable enclave in the heart of London not only nurtures artistic growth through its vibrant community, it also empowers individuals to forge meaningful connections, access invaluable resources, and ultimately amplify their creative aspirations across music, gaming, entertainment and multimedia. 

L-R Tileyard Education Managing Director, Jamie Searls, Confetti Chief Executive, Craig Chettle MBE, and Confetti London Campus Director, Darius Khwaja

We’re proud to welcome Tileyard Education Managing Director, Jamie Searls (pictured above), Tileyard London Founder, Nick Keynes, and all of the Tileyard team and students to our Confetti and NTU family. Here’s a few words from Tileyard on this historic new chapter for two of the UK’s leading educational institutions:

“We are thrilled to embark on this new chapter with Confetti and NTU. This partnership offers students the unrivalled opportunity to supercharge and fast-track their careers. Our dedication lies in charting innovative pathways to nurture talents, commercialise skill sets, and forge vital industry connections. Our focus is to catapult creatives into employment. Putting student and alumni experience first. No exceptions.” – Jamie Searls, Managing Director of Tileyard Education

“This exciting new partnership with Confetti will give Tileyard Education the opportunity to amplify what we have been doing since our launch 5 years ago. Our shared vision and values will hopefully allow us to set new standards with respect to incubating and developing talent and building careers in the music and creative entertainment industries.” – Nick Keynes, Founder of Tileyard London

If you’re interested in studying a creative degree at Confetti, take a look at all the courses we have to offer. Book onto one of our Open Days to check out the facilities and find out more about student life at Confetti and NTU.