Lews Castle College UHI


Benbecula Campus


If you are interested in pursuing a career in popular or traditional music performance, this course is designed for you. It provides a strong grounding in core disciplines which allow you to develop and enhance your musical skills and understanding of the music industries.

Mandatory units are:
Creative Industries Infrastructure; Music theory 1; Music: graded unit 1; Working in the creative Industries; Music first study 1: instrument; Music first study 1: composition; Professional practice for musicians.

Option units may include:
Keyboard skills for music production; Music history 1; Songwriting 1; Digital audio workstations 1; Creative project; Music and image: video; Music: live performance skills 1; Music: second study composition; Recording techniques 1; Sequencing and programming.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. You will be asked to attend for interview and audition. Grade 4/5 in an instrument or singing.

Progression Routes

You can progress to year two of the BA (Hons) Applied Music or BA (Hons) Popular Music

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

2 years


Creative and Cultural Industries

SCQF Level


Career Area

Performing Arts

Career Sectors