Our Edinburgh campus is right in the heart of the Scottish capital city – you’ll never be far from the action!  The city is renowned as a hub for arts and culture, offering a fantastic fusion of both the old and the new. Edinburgh is perhaps best know for hosting the world’s largest Fringe Festival and for their famous 3-day New Year party – but it’s also one of the UK’s coolest communities. With so much going on, there’s plenty of opportunities for aspiring musicians.

Our Edinburgh team are all well-embedded into the local music scene. Our Edinburgh Campus could certainly be one of the best places to be to gain your start in the music industry and further your vocational skills. While our state-of-the-art facilities are available to hire all year round with multi functional rooms available for private lessons, rehearsals, community projects and more.

Kick start your music journey by attending our next virtual open event on July 21st

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Edinburgh Courses
  • Free Short Courses

    Get Started With a Career in Music

    We’re proud to be partnering with Fife College to offer free short courses to all Scotland residents throughout 2022.

    Our short courses focus on sound production, music business, songwriting, hip-hop and rap and much, much more.

    Find out more about our courses below


  • HNC in Music, Scotland only

    Our HNC in Music is the first year of our HND in Music, available as an independent qualification but designed to be followed-up with our HND. Partially funded by SAAS (Scotland), it is a 1-year course suitable for all musical disciplines and instruments. Curated and delivered by music professionals, it is available in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Both centres boast state of the art teaching & rehearsal rooms, mac suites, recording studios and a team of professional tutors. By the end of the HNC students will be qualified to start straight on our HND (+ 1 year).

  • HND in Music, Scotland only

    Our HND is a full-time, pathway-specific course partially funded by SAAS (Scotland), suitable for all disciplines. A 2-year course encompassing our HNC as its first year. Curated and delivered by professionals and accredited by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) it is available in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Both centres boast state-of-the-art teaching & rehearsal rooms, MAC suites, recording studios and a team of dedicated tutors. Our unique draw has always been supporting students with their chosen pathway and this year we are thrilled to be offering Hip-Hop for the first time.

    Curated for, and by, modern musicians.

    All our tutors work in music and the course is delivered by and written by professionals. With that comes community, common goals and an immediate industry focus you won’t get elsewhere. Get serious about your music with our HND.

  • BA (Hons) Music and Sound

    Gain a full Honours Degree and consolidate your practice. Eligible for student finance, designed for musicians of all disciplines. 

    Equivalent to the 3rd year of a degree, this flexible top-up year is designed to follow on from our Foundation Degree in Music & Sound, but would also suit any applicants studying a music related HND, Foundation Degree or indeed those with relevant and recognised industry experience.

    Validated by the University of West London, the course is developed to reflect developments the modern music industry, and allows students to take the next step up in the practice and study. Students will learn the skills to become independent, multi-skilled music practitioners, fluent with various forms of multi-media and develop an awareness of the various careers available in the music industry. We provide the time, space and the opportunity to develop your own sound and work on your material alongside gaining valuable vocational skills. The course is available at any of our regional centres or you can study it online

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Notable Bands & Artists
Lewis Capaldi (AMS Alumni) • Young Fathers • The Proclaimers • Idlewild
Transport Links
Galashiels - Train 50 mins • Stirling - Train 60 mins • Kirkcaldy - Train 50 mins
The Fringe Festival • Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival • Born to Be Wide
Or contact us about our online study options for distance learning: amsonline@academyofmusic.ac.uk
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