Music Business HNC

UCAS code 31WN

What is special about this course?

This dynamic course will provide you with the experience and knowledge to gain employment in various sectors of the music industry.

Studying at Perth College UHI, one of the best equipped facilities in Scotland, you will benefit from real opportunities, experienced and dedicated staff and strong industry links. 

Alongside your studies, you will have the opportunity to gain experience working in event/festival management, music conference management, digital marketing and with record labels and arts organisations. Our students are regularly offered placements and employment opportunities throughout the course.

The teaching team are all active in their disciplines and have strong links with current employers in the music industry, within the UK and further afield. These links enhance the education experience and provide a valuable insight into the contemporary music industry.

An impressive guest speaker programme forms part of the course. Previous speakers have included Ketih Harris (Stevie Wonder's manager), Universal Music, Columbia Records, BBC Radio 1, Frightened Rabbit, Idlewild, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Music Industry Association.

After successful completion of the HNC, you may progress on to the second year of the BA (Hons) Music Business.

Special features

  • You will study at Perth College UHI in their state-of-the-art music facilities
  • Small class sizes provide a more personal learning experience
  • You will be supported by staff who are active in the industry
  • You will have the opportunity to attend industry events. Previous students have attended SXSW (USA), Eurosonic (Netherlands), BIME (Spain), Reeperbahn Festival (Germany) and Tallinn Music Week (Estonia)
  • You will have the opportunity to undertake work placements across Scotland, UK and Europe
  • You will learn how to establish your own music business

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at grade C or above OR
  • 1 A level at grade D or above OR
  • You will be required to attend an interview
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply

 

Access routes

  • NPA in Music Business
  • NC Music
  • NC that includes communication, numeracy and IT skills

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Music business: graded unit 1
  • Creative industries infrastructure
  • Working in the creative industries
  • Creative project
  • Managing an event
  • Music and image: graphics
  • Music: artist development
  • Live music industry
  • Music industry financial management
  • Music industry management 1
  • Music industry marketing 1
  • Music industry promotion
  • Music and image graphics
  • Music law 1

How will I study my course?

Full-time

You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom and practical sessions in the studio.


How long will my course last?


Full-time: 1 year


Where can I study my course?

Start date

September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2017-182018-19
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2017-182018-19
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,720

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2017-182018-19
Full-time per year £6,510 £6,720

*There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Perth College UHI for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course provides the flexibility to focus on your individual interests and develop the necessary employability skills required for a successful career in the music industry. Graduates of the course are working in a variety of areas of the profession across Scotland, the UK and Europe, including:

  • Events and festival management
  • Digital music industries
  • Arts organisation management
  • Business development
  • Live music promotion
  • Artist management
  • Social media management
  • Marketing and public relations

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress to the BA (Hons) Music Business (year 2) at Perth College UHI

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Apply for Music Business HNC

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2019

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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