UHI Outer Hebrides


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:
Music First Study: Instrument or Music First Study: Composition; Music: Live Performance; Music Theory; Music: Graded Unit; Music Business for Musicians .

Option units may include:
Keyboard Skills for Music Production; Songwriting; Music: Session Skills; Digital Audio Workstations; Creative Project; Music: Second Study Composition; Recording Techniques for Musicians; Music: Research Project; Music Business: Start-Ups; Music History; Music Second Study: Composition; Music: Instrumental Instruction .

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 Industries

SCQF Level