• HNC Music

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

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A minimum of Higher Music at Grade C or above plus Core Skills at level 6 or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent. Applicants with appropriate experience or other training may be accepted without formal qualifications. A place on the course is subject to an interview process and a live musical performance (audition).

What's Involved

Already a competent musician? This course will take those skills and deploy them in the studio and live environments. You will discover that business know-how, entrepreneurship, hard work and confidence is crucial to being a performer. With AVID certification in Sibelius as well as community projects and music theory integrated in the course, this practical course will improve your playing or singing enormously in preparation for HND, University, teaching or other employment.

Subjects may include:

  • Music Business Know-how
  • Music Production and Songwriting
  • Music Theory
  • Live Performances
  • Recording Techniques for Musicians

All music students will have paid music lessons (max 15 per year) on 1st instrument as part of the course by some of Scotland's most well known professional instructors.

Go Anywhere

Progression on to HND Music or a relevant HND course at SCQF Level 8 or onto a university course or employment.

Possible careers you could explore: 

  • Professional Musician
  • Function Band Musician
  • Music Teaching
  • Instrumental Tutor
  • Community Artist
  • Music Producer
  • Event Organiser
  • Music Remixer
  • DJ
  • Sound Designer
  • Dubbing Mixer
  • Sound Editor
  • Electronic Music Producer
  • Guitar Technician
  • Drum Technician
  • Performer
  • Songwriter
  • Arranger