Music: Rock and Pop

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


The course is highly practical with a focus on employability and preparation for further study and/or gaining employment in the music industry.

Choosing to study with us will offer an enriching experience in both the academic and technical pursuits of music. From music theory and history to performance and composition, this course will offer a diverse range of units from which to study.

You will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one lessons on an instrument chosen from the following options: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Vocals and Piano/Keyboard from professionals who are still active within the music industry. Performance skills are also developed within weekly performance classes utilising our fully-equipped rehearsal studios and through frequent performance opportunities at venues across Glasgow and North Lanarkshire. You will also gain valuable ensemble experience by participating in groups and bands.

Modules covered include: Music: live performance; Music: songwriting; Music: solo performance (instrument/voice); MIDI sequencing; Creative project; Music: management in the music industry.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5; English and Music preferred; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Levels 4 and 5; audition.

For this you are asked to 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

HNC Music, HNC Sound Production

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Music and Sound Production

SCQF Level