Applied Music

West Highland College UHI


Fort William Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Do you want to study music in your home region, in any genre or style, and prepare yourself for the music industry of the future? If so, then this BA (Hons) Applied Music course has been designed for you.

Studying traditional, Celtic, pop, jazz, classical or rock, this course will give you the opportunity to explore the culture of the Highlands and Islands and focus your study towards the application of music in a variety of professional contexts.

Addressing the modern needs of the professional musician, you will study with top individuals in their fields, and develop skills in business, finance, enterprise, networking and communication which will help you access opportunities nationally, in Europe and the USA.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at ABB. You must have reached Grade 7 Associated Board or Trinity College, or equivalent, on first instrument (including grade 5 music theory or equivalent). You will be required to attend for interview and audition.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years


Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

SCQF Level