The HNC Music Business is an SQA Higher Education (university level) qualification that is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree. The course allows you to focus on developing the skills and knowledge necessary to work in the music industry.

HOW LONG IS IT FOR?

This course can be studied either as a 24-week intensive program, or a full time 3 term program over 1 year.

 

WHO IS IT FOR?

The course will suit anyone interested in pursuing a career in music industry roles that do not require instrumental ability. Ideally, you will have some experience in music industry based activities, for example organising events, working with artists or writing a music blog. Additionally, this course would suit musicians or DJs who are keen to develop their business skillset.

In addition, you will need to have Higher English and National 5 Maths; or an NC in Music or Music Business; or have completed a Creative Industries Apprenticeship.

 

WHAT DO I COME OUT WITH AT THE END?

You will have a grade between A-C in your HNC depending on the quality of your Graded Unit project.

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

The HNC Music Business enables you to progress to a HND Music Business, a Creative Industries Modern Apprenticeship or the world of work.

 

WHERE IS THIS COURSE AVAILABLE?

Glasgow and Edinburgh

WHAT SUBJECTS WILL I STUDY?

You will develop a well-rounded music industry skillset, which will encompass a range of different business services including marketing and promotion, legal, creative artist development, leadership and business planning. Students also have the opportunity to apply their knowledge by contributing to real world record releases, work experience and internship opportunities available through the Academy of Music and Sound’s local industry partners.

 

DURING YOUR HNC, YOU WILL FOCUS ON THE BELOW UNITS:
      • •Creative Industries Infrastructure
      • •Working in the Creative Industries
      • •Music Law
      • •Music Industry Marketing
      • •Music Industry Promotions
      • •Music Industry Financial Management
      • •Music Industry Management
      • •Music Industry Infrastructure
      • •Personal Development Planning
      • •Music Artist Development
      • •Music Industry Publishing
      • •Record Company Organisational Structure
      • •Music Graded Unit