• Music and Sound

    HND Music

  • SCQF Level

    Level 8

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

  • Start Date

    Aug 2024


Building upon your 2-3 years of dedicated study, our HND Music marks the final step towards your college graduation. As you prepare to embark on the next stage of your musical career, you'll delve deeper into the world of music. From live performances to advanced composition, recording techniques to music theory, this course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the music industry. Discover your potential as a musician, performer, composer, or music professional.

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you'll need:

  • an HNC Music (with a minimum of 12 credits, ideally 15 credits)
  • an audition and interview with us

Course Content

During this course, you may explore:

  • enhancing your live performance skills, achieving a high level of proficiency and professionalism
  • advancing your song writing skills
  • developing your composition techniques, including composing for visual arts like film, games, or theatre
  • exploring multi-track recording techniques
  • expanding your music theory knowledge
  • experiencing the life of a session musician, including creating musical parts under pressure
  • investigating the impact of digital technology on the music industry, from production to distribution and marketing

You may also have exciting opportunities such as:

  • pitching and recording your own material through our record label, Sun Turtle Records
  • engaging in community-based projects like Tam Fest and OCMBA (Organised Community Based Musical Activity), working with school pupils or older individuals
  • Volunteering at local schools, running guitar workshops, or even going busking.

Next Steps and Career Opportunities

After you have successfully completed this course, you may have the opportunity to:

  • progress to a teaching, music performance, or music production degree course at university

launch your career in the music industry with a wide range of exciting possibilities, including becoming a Professional Musician, Function Band Musician, Music Teacher, 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, Song writer, Arranger

Why Choose This Course?

Choosing our HND Music course means gaining:

  • advanced skills in music performance, composition, and recording
  • real-world experience and opportunities to showcase your talent
  • a pathway to a fulfilling career in the music industry
  • the chance to explore diverse roles and avenues within music
  • a strong foundation for academic and professional advancement

Unleash your musical potential and join us on this extraordinary journey. Apply now.

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Start Date

Aug 2024

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