Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Popular Music SCQF Level 9

Helping prepare you for a career in the music industry.

Overview

Why take this course?

Created by professional musicians, this degree programme will help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence required by employers, and for self-employment, in the music industry.

On successful completion you will be able to enter areas of employment such as performing, composing, song-writing, instrumental teaching, music production and enter academic teaching and research through future postgraduate study.

Please note that applications for this course must be made through the Perth College UHI website. Apply for the BA Hons Popular Music now

If you are using the UCAS website, please note that the College comes under the code: H49.

What you will experience

You will be encouraged to develop your creative talent and understanding in a stimulating work environment, exploring the creative industries and music theory as well song writing, composition and production. You will work with excellent facilities and resources, and enhance your confidence and capabilities across a range of practices and techniques.

Please note that this option will allow you to complete year 3 of the degree only. Fourth year of the degree programme must be completed at Perth College UHI.

four male students reading script in performance studio

Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants will require successful completion of the HND Music course, having achieved at least a grade B in Graded Unit 2.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course, and applicants with other relevant qualifications and experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps

Education

At North East Scotland College

Employment

Typical career paths include work in music performance, production, event management and sound recording. Many will also work as an independent artist or set up a business specialising in performing, teaching, recording, consultation or production.

The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

Availability

Please note that applications for this course must be made through the Perth College UHI website. Apply for the BA Hons Popular Music now

If you are using the UCAS website, please note that the College comes under the code: H49.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.