Focus On: Music, Sound Production & Drama

Find out all you need to know about studying Music, Sound Production & Drama at North East Scotland College.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Music, Sound Production & Drama at NESCol.

Careers

A huge range of opportunities in a variety of sectors.

Courses

Learn from a team with a huge range of industry experience.

Talk to the Team

Our team can answer your questions!

Music, Sound Production & Drama courses are innovative and relevant to the future needs of industry. In a landscape of constant change, North East Scotland College provides an environment for new, emerging talent to not only develop the creative skill to contribute to their respective talents, but develop the key employability skills that jobseekers and entrepreneurs need to succeed.

We pride ourselves in offering vocationally relevant opportunities for all creative students, whether you are studying at introductory level or joining one of our advanced courses, and work with you to help you progress towards your goals.

Student Stories

Find out what our students think about studying Music, Sound Production and Drama at NESCol.

Danielle Jam studied HND Acting & Performance at NESCol before progressing to BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen at Edinburgh Napier and Queen Margaret University. She now works as an actress appearing in theatre productions and on CBeebies’ Molly & Mack.

Caroline Campbell has just completed HND Music at NESCol and is looking forward to progressing to study BA Commercial Music at the University of West Scotland.

Dan Morrison studied HND Sound Production at NESCol.

Careers

Join a dynamic and exciting industry with opportunities to work all over the world, showcasing your talents and working with like minded, creative individuals.

99,900

Creative Industries jobs in Scotland. Up 5% by 2029

Music

Music courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Musician
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Teacher

Acting & Performance

Acting & Performance courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Actor
  • Presenter
  • Drama Teacher

Sound Production

Sound Production courses could lead to the following careers:

  • Audio Engineer (TV or film)
  • Audio Engineer (Live performance)
  • Music Producer
  • Sound Designer
  • Audio Technician
  • Instrument Technician
Statistics Source: Skills Development Scotland Sector Skills Assessment 2019

Courses

The College is very well resourced boasting a facility in the basement of the City Campus in the heart of Aberdeen. The facilities include a studio theatre, sound recording studios, music practice rooms and drama rehearsal facilities. We pride ourselves in offering vocationally relevant opportunities for all creative students, whether you are studying at introductory level or joining one of our advanced courses, and work with you to help you progress towards your goals.
Students on our courses have regular opportunities to showcase their talents at events such as live music performances and theatre shows.

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Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!

Talk to the Team

On Wednesday we’re hosting an online open session to provide all the information you need on opportunities in computing. Our experts will be on hand from 3-5pm to answer your queries by email, through live chat and call-back. Complete the form below and we’ll make sure your query is directed to the right person to talk to. If you can’t join us on the day, we’ll get back to you at a time that suits.

Need help with your application?

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries. Contact them at any time on studentadvice@nescol.ac.uk, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3.30pm.

Every Friday in June we will be running a live Application Workshop, where advisers will be on hand between 10am-12pm to answer your application questions!