Edinburgh College


Milton Road Campus, Sighthill Campus


This is the perfect course if you wish to break into the music business. Located at Milton Road campus and delivered within our creative hub which includes the college’s state of the art recording studios and auditorium, the Music Business Course offers students a unique opportunity to launch a career in the music industry.

You will gain up to date specialist knowledge of all major areas of the industry including scouting for new music acts, managing artists’ careers, the evolving nature of record companies, effective marketing of artists online, the organisation and promotion of music events, as well as covering legal issues including contracts and copyright.

The course focusses on real-life practical experience of working in the industry and you’ll be encouraged to get involved with the college’s own record label FEAST records as well as having the opportunity to work with Sound Production students in the college’s studios, giving you essential real-life practical experience of working in the industry.

Content: Instrument/vocal skills; Group making business; Music business for musicians; Music history; Academic skills; Music theory (including optional external exams).

Entry Requirements

3 Highers including Music. Interview. Grade 6 standard in an instrument or singing required; Grade 5 Music Theory. Some band or ensemble experience. You will be expected to attend an audition which may include a theory test. Please specify your first study instrument or voice on your application and whether you wish to study classical or popular music.

Progression Routes

BMus (Hons) at Edinburgh College

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Music and Sound Production

SCQF Level


Career Area

Performing Arts

Career Sectors