- A passion for the study of music and sound
- The ability to self-organise, manage time and complete tasks individually and with others
- A basic level of instrumental and/or vocal skills
Introduction (Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 5)
26 Aug 2024
Explore music technology and develop the skills you need to operate a digital audio workstation in a project studio.
Investigate how musicians create their music and the techniques they use to bring their creative ideas to life.
There will also be an opportunity to work with a mentor on a project where you investigate an area of your own special interest.
Everything you need to know before applying to this course.
A list of materials will be sent to you before the start of the course.
If you are studying a full-time non-advanced course (below HNC level), you may be entitled to funding.
Open Days are a great way to find out more about this course and what it’s like to study at NESCol. You will see facilities, meet lecturers and get a feel for life as a student.
Our next Open Day at our Aberdeen Altens, Aberdeen City and Fraserburgh Campuses will take place on Saturday, 2 December.
This course is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme. This means that you are required to have access to your own laptop computer, netbook or similar device in class each day that you are in college.
This may be funded or part-funded by a bursary, if you are eligible to receive one.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
“My lecturers were just fantastic, I cannot thank them enough for what they’ve taught me but also for how supported they made me feel. Their belief and encouragement of me as a singer songwriter has been invaluable and truly helped build my confidence to bring me to where I am today.”
“I’m very grateful to NESCol for all they have given me and being named SQA Award winner is the icing on the cake. I hope that others who have disabilities will take inspiration from my story, I see it as something to celebrate!”
“NESCol gave me the confidence boost that I needed to go on and continue my study of music. The course was interesting and I really enjoyed the combination of learning in both popular and classical music, the broad range of subjects we studied was great. Coming to College allowed me to focus on the subject I love the most.”
“The lecturers are industry experienced and maintain a high standard which really gives you that extra push you need as a school leaver. My lecturers went above and beyond to help me in any way they could and I know that they still would today.”
“If it wasn’t for College I wouldn’t have the confidence that I have now to market myself as an actor. I am the product so it’s a different kind of confidence that, I think, you need for yourself. College was definitely the first stepping stone for me – to take charge of my own career, to take the lead, make my own decisions with support and guidance from my tutors.”
“My time at college really helped me grow. It gave me the foundation on which to continue building skills and confidence.”
“I’ve now been Guitar Technician with Blossoms for about two-and-a-half years. This, along with some more networking, has helped me pick up work with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Frank Carter, Shed Seven, Two Door Cinema Club and even Gerry Cinnamon!”
“I really enjoyed my time at NESCol. It really made me focus my sights on a career path in screen acting and I am confident that the skills I have developed at college have given me a great start.”
“I would encourage anyone who feels they have outgrown school to apply for NESCol. If you feel too mature for a school environment but perhaps too young for university, give yourself the experience of further education.”
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You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the ‘Apply Online’ button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.
Completed forms should be signed and returned to us at the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
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