All of our music courses have been designed by industry experts and our students have the opportunity to work with professional musicians, recording artists and composers.
Employment in the Creative Industries growth sector stood at 87,000 in 2020, accounting for 3.4% of employment in Scotland. In 2020, total turnover in the Creative Industries growth sector was £7,907.6 million.
- Students have access to a wide range of on-campus facilities such as recording studios, sound systems, rehearsal rooms, theatres and art studios.
- Our BA (Hons) Applied Music offers flexible study options and includes residential sessions throughout the programme and students help choose their solo performance tutor, drawn from a list of the country’s top experts. There are also various national and international performances and placements in music, education, community or health settings
- Our BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering is the longest established audio engineering education centre in Scotland, and we have maintained our status as a centre of excellence in audio education by developing courses valued by both the creative industries and academia.
- Our BA (Hons) Popular Music provide the opportunity to network with and perform in renowned venues and festivals around Scotland
Nick Green, BSc (Hons) Audio Engineering Programme Leader
"I feel honoured to be part of the development of our courses, and securing the major music industry accreditations which ensure our students education is relevant and up to date in an increasingly competitive, ever evolving creative industry."
Nick has a background in independent production, with many acclaimed albums to his credit and is also co-founder of the Foundry Productions record label, as well as being an active researcher.
Anna-Wendy Stevenson, BA (Hons) Applied Music Programme Leader
"It is highly rewarding leading on the development of innovative music curriculum, accessible across the region – and curriculum which is recognised by our students, graduates and external industry partners as developing relevant skills and knowledge for the contemporary creative practitioner and educator."
Anna-Wendy has a background as a performing artist, composer, producer and events organisation. Her areas of research focus on blended learning pedagogies, online collaboration and traditional music performance and composition. She is currently working on research around the development of the virtual residency and online collaboration ‘Project Senegal: African Digital Academy’.