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  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Location

    Perth College UHI

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

What is special about this course?

This dynamic course will provide you with the experience and knowledge to gain employment in various sectors of the music industry.

Studying at Perth College UHI, one of the best equipped facilities in Scotland, you will benefit from real opportunities, experienced and dedicated staff and strong industry links.

Alongside your studies, you will have the opportunity to gain experience working in event/festival management, music conference management, digital marketing and with record labels and arts organisations. Our students are regularly offered placements and employment opportunities throughout the course.

The teaching team are all active in their disciplines and have strong links with current employers in the music industry, within the UK and further afield. These links enhance the education experience and provide a valuable insight into the contemporary music industry.

An impressive guest speaker programme forms part of the course. Previous speakers have included Ketih Harris (Stevie Wonder's manager), Universal Music, Columbia Records, BBC Radio 1, Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Music Industry Association.

After successful completion of the HNC, you may progress on to the second year of the BA (Hons) Music Business.

Special features

  • You will study at Perth College UHI in their state-of-the-art music facilities
  • Small class sizes provide a more personal learning experience
  • You will be supported by staff who are active in the industry
  • You will have the opportunity to attend industry events. Previous students have attended SXSW (USA), Eurosonic (Netherlands), BIME (Spain), Reeperbahn Festival (Germany) and Tallinn Music Week (Estonia)
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake work placements across Scotland, UK and Europe
  • You will learn how to establish your own music business

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course provides the flexibility to focus on your individual interests and develop the necessary employability skills required for a successful career in the music industry. Graduates of the course are working in a variety of areas of the profession across Scotland, the UK and Europe, including:

  • Events and festival management
  • Digital music industries
  • Arts organisation management
  • Business development
  • Live music promotion
  • Artist management
  • Social media management
  • Marketing and public relations

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 7,230per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : D


University information

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

  • Campus address

    University of the Highlands and Islands, UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, Highland, IV3 5SQ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    73rd out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 214

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%



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