The AMS Edinburgh campus is right in the heart of the Scottish capital city – meaning you’ll never be far from the action!  The city is famous for its reputation on international festival circuit, offering a fantastic fusion of culture, art and performance, and with so much going on, there’s plentiful opportunities for aspiring musicians.

Edinburgh hosts the world’s largest fringe festival and their famous 3-day New Year party – with festivals and cultural events scheduled all year around, Edinburgh has countless entertainment and opportunities, and our Edinburgh tutors are 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.

Our Edinburgh Centre Facilities are also available to hire all year round with multi functional rooms available for private lessons, rehearsals, community projects and more! Contact our team now for availability.

2020 update

Of course, coronavirus has impacted many local venues and arts centres, but with several having recently received  emergency funding, we’re sure Edinburgh will be quick to get back on its feet.

Online learning: Since March we’ve swapped the studio for home and come September we’re confident we’ll be in a great position to offer flexible, online learning to students should we need to. We’re also spreading out, finding new spaces for learning so classrooms can be bigger and class sizes smaller. We were quick to adapt to the changes back in the Spring, and received some hugely positive feedback from our students.

Group tutor sessions and live online performances have kept me feeling involved and uplifted during these crazy times” – Ella Crossland, Exeter student, April 2020.

Edinburgh Courses
  • Scotland Short Courses

    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 more. Please note, this semester all short courses will be adapted for Online use rather than in-centre. For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

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  • HND in Music, Scotland only

    HNC/HND for modern musicians

    Our HNC/HND is a full-time, pathway specific course partially funded by SAAS (Scotland), suitable for all disciplines. Curated and delivered by music professionals, it is available at our Edinburgh and Glasgow centres. Both centre’s boast teaching & rehearsal rooms, mac suites, recording studios and a team of professional tutors. Our unique draw has always been supporting students with their chosen pathway, this year we are thrilled to be offering Hip-Hop as a pathway.

    Learn from the best

    All 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. If you’re serious about your music and want to take your creativity to the next level, our HND could be for you.

    Fully accredited & internationally recognised

    Accredited by Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), the course is written in partnership with industry experts, reflecting the current music industry, allowing for further progression onto higher levels of study, expanding career opportunities and personal development.

  • BA (Hons) Music and Sound

    BA Hons
    Undergraduate top-up year validated by the London College of Music. Gain a full Honours Degree in Music & Sound 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
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