• HND Music

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

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Successful completion of HNC Music. A place on the course is subject to an interview process and a live musical performance (audition).

What's Involved

This course will prepare you extremely well for accessing a B.Ed in Music (Teacher) or professional recording/session player/touring musician. Students receive 15, 1-2-1 profesional lessons on a solo instrument as part ofthe course. We integrate AVID certifed Sibelius courses as part of the HND which provide skills in composition, arranging and songwriting. You will perform live in a variety of venues and participate and organise community projects. Subjects may include:

  • Instrumental Instructor (Schools placements South Ayrshire Education Authority) 
  • Sibelius Certification
  • Songwriting/Composition
  • First Study for Instrument
  • Live Performance and Choral Work
  • Graded Unit
  • Session Player Skills

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.

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Progression to employment or university, which may include articulation arrangements with a variety of degree courses. 

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