Start Your Music Career

Specialists in music performance & production education since 1994 – AMS prepares you for a career in the modern music industry. With highly-recognised, funded qualifications and options to study in-centre or online, you can start with us on a Further Education course, progress all the way through an Undergraduate programme or a Masters in Popular Music Performance. Or join us wherever you are on your journey!

With established centres in Exeter, Gateshead, Edinburgh, Glasgow and online (AMSonline), and a teaching staff made up of music industry professionals with close-knit connections to their local music scenes – we have several attractive options for you to build your career in music.

RSL Extended Diploma in Music

Fully funded post-16 full-time music qualification. The Extended Diploma in Music offers specialist delivery for guitar and bass players, vocalists, drummers and singer-songwriters.

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Foundation Degree in Music & Sound

Undergraduate course validated by London College of Music. The Foundation Degree in Music and Sound is eligible for student finance, and designed for musicians of all disciplines. Take your next steps in music and hone an understanding of the modern music industry.

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HND in Music

HND in Music full-time pathway-specific course, partially funded by SAAS for guitar and bass players, vocalists, drummers and singer-songwriters. Take your next steps in music and hone an understanding of the modern industry.

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BA(hons) in Music and Sound

Undergraduate top-up year validated by the London College of Music. Gain a full Honours Degree Music and Sound and consolidate your practice. Eligible for student finance, designed for musicians of all disciplines.

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M.Mus in Music and Sound

Postgraduate M.Mus Music and Sound, validated by London College of Music. Specialise in your desired topic in-depth, explore theories and ideas, and refine your craft. Eligible for postgraduate student finance.

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Free Short Courses

Find out more about the short courses available in the upcoming semester at our Scotland centres. Our short courses focus on sound production, music business, hip-hop and rap and much, much more.

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Choose Your Own Path