King’s College, Aberdeen, 01224273504, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.abdn.ac.uk/sras.
Traditional subject matter here: Celtic and history of art plus music
- Anniesland College Hartfield
Drive, Glasgow, 0141 3573969, www.anniesland.ac.uk. The HNC
music instrument technology includes repair (though not playing) of
- Ayr College Dam Park, Ayr, 0800
A variety of courses to HND level: technology, performance and
electronic based subjects as well as similar Access courses. Practical
experience can be gained via the in-house record label. www.beatentrackrecords.co.uk.
- University of Edinburgh Alison
House, 12 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, 0131650 1000, email@example.com, www.music.ed.ac.uk.
Available courses include music technology as well as more traditional
BMus. The three or four-year degree will ‘stimulate
creativity and confront issues of art and technology in uncompromising
Kilbowie Road, Clydebank, G81 2AA, 0141 9527771, www.clydebank.ac.uk.
A wideranging course covering composition, music for the theatre and
recording, which can involve performing in pubs and clubs. The NC
course can lead direct to further study at Stow or Jewel & Esk.
- Coatbridge College Kildonan
Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3LS, 01236 436000, www.coatbridge.ac.uk.
With a well-equipped studio the electronics/ music technology HND is a
Tryst Rd Cumbernauld G671HU, 01236784520, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Various courses to HND level available, with experienced lecturers in
music and electronics. Involvement with live sound and bands is also
part and parcel of the course.
- James Watt College Finnart
Street, Greenock, PA16 8HF, 01475 724433, www.jameswatt.ac.co.uk.
Offering an HNC in music industry management and some specific courses
in promotion, dance and electronica. Practical experience is offered
via work placements plus involvement in the college label, Player Muzik.
- Jewel & Esk College 24
Milton Rd. East, Edinburgh, 0131660 1010, www.jevc.ac.uk.
A staggeringly wide choice of courses, from standard HNCs in audio or
management, to similar courses in dance music or African percussion.
Multimedia and computing are also covered while some real world
experience comes via the in-house label, Aposse Adesse.
- Falkirk College Grangemouth Rd,
Falkirk, 01324403000, www.falkirkcollege.ac.uk. Music
and audio technology courses to HND, HNC or NC level cover
recording/mixing and live sound and are suitable for working musicians
as they are flexible: three days a week or part-time available.
St Brycedale Avenue, Kircaldy, 01592268591, www.fife.ac.uk.
The college offers promotion and events courses: practically-oriented
with industry links and placements.
University Avenue, Glasgow, 0141 330 4575, email@example.com,
Full-time study courses include BMus or BEng in electronics with music,
while also on offer are postgraduate qualifications such as MMus. Also,
a couple of night -classes open to the public; introduction to popular
music studies (ten weeks from April, more sociological and for personal
interest) Popular Music Culture (24 weeks, October, counts as degree
or contact M.Cloonan@educ.gla.ac.uk,
0141 330 1805.
Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, 0141 3313000, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Audio degree (with electronics or multimedia) following two-year HND at
Stow, Coatbridge or elsewhere.
Glenrothes College Stenton Road, Glenrothes, 01592772233, www.glenrothes-college.ac.uk.
HND music and audio technology - technical oriented course covering
MIDI, live sound, etc - to HND level. An HNC in radio broadcasting is
- University of the Highlands and Islands
Caledonia House, 63 Academy Street, Inverness, 01463 279000, email@example.com,
BA and HND in music performance intended to encourage the
Highlands’ indigenous music tradition.
10 Colinton Road Edinburgh, 0500 353570, www.napier.ac.uk.
Three or four-year courses, from performer to engineer, classical to
rock, it’s all here. As they say, ‘you
don’t need a degree to be a pop star but it helpsl’.
110 Flemington St. Glasgow, 0141558 9001, firstname.lastname@example.org,
An HND in sound, video and TV production techniques and an HND/C in
music performance and promotion. The college has good industry links.
House label NGM Records (www.ngmrecords.co.uk) has released
the Poison Sisters and Swelling Meg.
- University of Paisley High
Street, Paisley, 0141 8483727, email@example.com,
Music technology course to develop skills in the area of both audio and
Glasgow, 0141 5524400, www.strath.ac.uk.
Applied music. instrnment tuition in classical, pop/rock/jazz, and
traditional instruments (fiddle, bagpipes etc).
- Perth College Crieff Rd, Perth,
01738 621171, www.perth.ac.uk. Creative and
Instrumental Courses including BA/HNC/HND in music performance and NC
in rock music studies, as well as audio engineering.
- Stow College 43 Shamrock St,
Glasgow, 01413321786, www.stow.ac.uk. Semi-legendary,
Stow College is physical home to Electric Honey Records and spiritual
one to Belle & Sebastian and thus legions of indie kids. The
deal: as part of the music business administration course a band is
signed on a short-term contract and a record is released. Tigermilk was
the blueprint, but now Biffy Clyro are following in the footsteps of
B&S. Hopefully Pupkin, last year’s
‘project’, will have the same success. This year
Stow hopes to work its magic on Policechief.
Glasgow 85-87 Portman Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, 0141429 1551, firstname.lastname@example.org,
The school for audio engineering has 50 branches worldwide. It offers
diplomas in audio engineering and multimedia. Alumni of the Glasgow
school include top five act Public Domain.
- Scottish Cultural Enterprise is
setting up a ‘beginner’s guide to the music
industry’ branch of its larger ‘new deal for
musicians’ website which can be found at www.scottishculture.co.uk/ndfm.
Includes a course list.
- Atrium www.atrium.org.uk
is a collaboration between leading colleges to provide education in
music. Napier, Uni of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caley Uni, Jewell &
Esk, Stow, Glenrothes, North Glasgow College, Perth, Inverness and
James Watt colleges are involved.
Providor for New Deal for Musicians.
- http://www.emusicscotland.co.uk the home of
Enterprise Music Scotland online. Enterprise Music Scotland
supports and co-ordinates the network of voluntary music promoters in
- Glasgow Studio Electronics
224 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4DQ 0141 636 5885 07939 420680 www.glse.co.uk
Glasgow Studio Electronics offer electronic equipment repair and
maintenance services for musicians and studios - power amplifiers,
instrument amps, synths, PA systems, MIDI, outboard, microphones,
studio consoles and recorders, etc. Also recording and rehearsal studio
maintenance, installation and wiring. Extensive client list on website.