New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


Throughout the course you will receive instrumental tuition on your first-choice instrument, and there will be several opportunities to hone your performance skills in a live environment. Student performances and gigs take place in a number of Glasgow-based venues including Oran Mor, King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Ivory Blacks, Box and The Blue Arrow.

In addition to modules covering solo and group performance skills, you will also study songwriting, composition, arranging, music theory and the music industry to prepare you for life as a professional musician.

Modules covered include:
Music First Study: Instrument; Music: Live Performance; Music: Stagecraft for Musicians; Music: Songwriting; Creative Project; Music Business for Musicians; Music Business: Running a Live Music Event; Music History; Music Theory; Music: Graded Unit 1

Entry Requirements

You should bring copies of any qualifications you have with you and a passport size photograph.

For this we ask that you prepare two contrasting musical pieces on your main instrument/voice, one of which can be an original composition.

Your main instrument should be either guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums, saxophone or vocals.

All auditionees should provide their own backing track(s).

Progression Routes

HND Music

Start Date




Study Method

Blended learning
Full time

Course Length

1 year


Music and Music Business

SCQF Level