Music NC Level 6 SCQF level 6

What is special about this course?

This NC Music course is designed to help develop your instrumental technique and live music performance skills as well as basic music theory skills. You’ll record and perform live music and learn how best to promote yourself or your band.  Whether you are planning a career in the music industry, enjoy creating music and performing, or want to experience time spent developing your craft with other musicians this is the course for you.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements although applicants will need to have a level on their specialist instrument equivalent to Grade 3 (Trinity College Grade 3).

Candidates will need to attend interview and audition.

Candidates will have a keen interest and some experience of music making and/or composing. Relevant work experience would also be acceptable.

On this course you will study a range of music, performance and recording subjects including Performing on Instrument or Voice, Live Performance, Composing, MIDI Sequencing Sound Engineering and Production ,as well as music industry marketing and promotion subjects. You will also develop your own Creative Project.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face delivery based in the classroom, studio and performance spaces.

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Argyll College UHI
    • Oban Learning Centre

Start date

Short full time NC Music applications being taken now for January 2019 intake.

Full Time NC Music applications are being taken now for August 2019 start.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

After successful completion of this NC you will be considered for entry to HNC Music programmes within Argyll College, UHI, or other academic providers. You could then continue on to  the  BA (Hons) in Popular Music deliverd within UHI

If you choose not to continue your studies, the experience gained on the course will assist you find employment in the music industry, within education, private teaching, music performing, composing, studio recording and many other areas where music and creativity are employed

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.