Music and DJing

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Join us and staff like professional musician and lecturer Rachel Walker will help you to harness and nurture your talent.

From digital DJing and sound production to developing your knowledge of the Scottish traditional and popular music industries, come and explore your creativity with us while gaining qualifications and skills.

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Getting Gig Ready NQ

This course will take you through the steps of preparing and performing your own gig. Providing you with the skills and knowledge to set up your equipment, prepare, promote, and then perform.

  • Where? Online
  • Full-time or part-time? Part-time
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Radio Skills NQ

This course provides an unique opportunity to get a hands on experience with a professional radio station which creates live content broadcast across Lochaber.

  • Where? Fort William
  • Full-time or Part-time? Part-time 
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Creative Industries: Music or DJ'ing with Sound Production NC

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

  • Where? Fort William
  • Full-time or part-time? Full-time
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Sound Production NPA

If you would like to know more about sound production the recording process, and the theory behind it, then this intensive course will be just right for you.

  • Where? Fort William
  • Full-time or part-time? Part-time
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Music HNC

Interested in pursuing a career in popular or traditional music performance? This course is designed for you. It provides a strong grounding in core disciplines which allow you to develop and enhance your musical skills and understanding of the music industries.

  • Where? Fort William
  • Full-time or Part-time? Both available
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Music HND

A chance to develop practical performance skills that will prepare you for a career in the music industry. You will build your performance experience as a solo performer and develop the necessary skills to enable you to play as part of a band, performing locally, nationally and internationally.

  • Where? Fort William
  • Full-time or Part-time? Both available
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Applied Music BA (Hons)

Designed and delivered by professional musicians, educators and industry experts, this dynamic and highly innovative practical degree addresses the modern needs of the professional musician and sound producer. You will study with top individuals in their fields  to develop skills which will help you access opportunities nationally, in Europe and the USA.

  • Where? Anywhere with an internet connection
  • Full-time or Part-time? Both available
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Music and the Environment MA

A foundation for musicians to develop new paths for creative, entrepreneurial and environmentally responsible endeavours. In addition, the course equips musicians to work within their own community, establishing effective and successful contributions to their local economy.

  • Where? Anywhere with an internet connection
  • Full-time or Part-time? Both available