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Platform One students tour Holland

Platform One students to tour Holland


STUDENTS from the Platform One’s year three BA (Hons) Commercial Music are embarking on a six-date tour of Holland.

This is be the 14th year that the music college, located on the Isle of Wight, have taken the road in order to experience what it is like to go on a professional European tour. The tour, which has been supported by Wightlink Ferries, will include performances at the infamous King’s Day events, as well as other music venues around Amsterdam.

Platform One works in partnership with the University of Chichester to provide higher education programmes on the Island, including the popular BA (Hons) Commercial Music and MA Music Industry Innovation and Enterprise.

Its director Peter Pontin said: “Without the on-going support of Wightlink Ferries we would not be able to deliver the opportunities that we do. Wightlink also support our Friday Music Industry Seminars and mainland-based gigs that we carry out throughout the year – they are really committed in supporting young Island-based musicians.”

The degree course in Commercial Music is going from strength to strength, with students relocating to the Island to study full time on the island.  The courses are delivered through the independent music college in collaboration with University of Chichester.

Student Gabi Seaton relocated to the Isle of Wight in order to study at Platform One, and said: “The hard work and dedication that has led up to performing in another country has been an eye-opening experience, which has enabled me to strive further in becoming a better musician.”

Millie Sice also a student added: “It is amazing that our commercial music course culminates in a proper tour. I have never been to Holland before and to go there and perform as a musician is serious – what an amazing opportunity.”

The BA (Hons) Commercial Music, which was written by Platform One, is designed to interface with the actual music industry and as such gives students actual insight and experience of working within the industry. The tour really is a consolidation of all of the skills the students have learnt over the three years.  

The BA (Hons) Commercial Music is the first full time degree to run on the Island. To find out more about studying on the degree go to or call 01983 537550