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.
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
Students should have their own instruments, cables and leads.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
How long will my course last?
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
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.
Students may also qualify for bursary funding.
Is there more information available online?
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