Music, Sound Production & Drama

Your future starts here.


Music, Sound Production and Drama courses are innovative and relevant to the future needs of the sector. NESCol provides an environment for new, emerging talent to develop and thrive in their respective fields. Our courses also help to build the key employability skills required to succeed.

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As well as a host of full-time courses, we also offer part-time courses in Music, Sound Production & Drama where you can study at a location near you with daytime, evening and weekend options.

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Of NESCol performing arts students achieving SCQF Level 8 moved to work or further study¹

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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 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.”

Arwen Scott

Arwen left school to study HND Music at NESCol, progressing to BMus (Hons) in Music – Composition at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Career opportunities


Music Teacher, Music Therapist and Musician.

Sound Production

Audio Engineer, Audio Technician, Music Producer and Sound Designer.

Acting & Performance

Actor, Drama Teacher and Presenter.


UK jobs in music, performing and visual arts²

Where you can study

A hidden gem on the North East arts scene, our very own theatre at City Campus has a capacity of more than 100 and hosts a range of shows each year. Most importantly it provides the ideal space for students to hone their skills in performance and production. The theatre complements music rehearsal spaces as well as sound production, TV and radio studios.

Study Music, Sound Production and Drama in Aberdeen

  • 4,500+ students
  • Fitness Suite
  • 4 Cafés
  • Quiet & social areas

Our Aberdeen City Campus is situated in the heart of Aberdeen city centre, within walking distance of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés.

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Study part-time

Part-time courses are offered at locations throughout the region.

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What our students think

In autumn 2021, more than 5,000 full-time students responded to our First Impressions Survey (86% of those eligible) and we are delighted to share some of the feedback we received.

99% Of full-time students believe they are treated fairly
"My course has been great. Lecturers are very supportive and help and encourage us to do well."
98% Of full-time students are satisfied with their course
"I had concerns about going to college as a mature student but would have no qualms in recommending the college to anyone. My experience is one of total inclusion.”
96% Of full-time students enjoyed attending College

Student stories

Don’t take our word for it!

Find out what our students think about studying at NESCol

Get in touch

Our student advisers can help with any application enquiries.

Contact the team directly by calling 01224 612330, dropping into your local Student Advice Centre, or by emailing Student advisors are also available on LiveChat when the chat icon appears at the bottom of our website.

¹ Source: Scottish Funding Council
² Source: UK Government