Creative Industries: Music NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

If you are passionate about music in any of the three disciplines offered – Performing, DJing or Composing - and want to work in a challenging yet exhilarating industry, this course will set you on the right path.

You will work to prepare performances, record your own music and play gigs while working on theory and contextual study in class. Students need to be driven and enthusiastic to achieve the qualification.

With tutors currently working in the music industry, you will have direct access to real industry knowledge and experience about current trends while building a solid skill set for an exciting future. 

Entry requirements

You should have at least 3 Standard Grades or National 4 qualifications including Music at SCQF level 4 or National 4 or equivalent practical experience. If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience may still qualify you for this course. Mature students will be considered on merit. All candidates will attend an interview.

You will work towards units at SCQF Level 6:

  • Digital DJing - an introduction
  • OR Solo Performance
  • OR Composition.

And will study a selection of the following:

  • Live performance
  • Music Literacy
  • Appreciation of music
  • Making a radio programme
  • MIDI sequencing
  • Creative project

Equipment

Students should have their own instruments, cables and leads.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

How long will my course last?


34 Week

This full time course is available in Fort William. Students will attend college on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 34 weeks.


How will I be assessed?

    Throughout the year.

Where can I study my course?

    • Fort William

Start date

August 31st

Fees

Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full time course. Please contact your local college learning centre or Student Services for more information.

Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.

If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.

If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to EMA or not. However you must apply for EMA even if you know that you’re not entitled to EMA.

If in any doubt or if you want detailed information, please call student services on 01397 874321.

Funding

Students may also qualify for bursary funding.

Additional Costs

Most students have their course fees paid as this is a full-time course. Please contact your local College centre or our Student Services Team for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

With NC Creative Industries: Music under your belt, you will be able to pursue a variety of opportunities in the music industry, or further your studies with HNC Music or Sound Production, either within UHI or further afield or BA (Hons) Applied Music.

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