The Scottish capital has a long-established reputation in the international festival circuit, offering a fantastic fusion of culture, art and performance. Most notable, 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 for musicians, as well as infinite eating out options, theatres and comedy nights.

The Edinburgh Centre is certainly the the best place to be to gain your start in the Music Industry!

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!

Interested? Find out more at one of our Upcoming Open Days.

Edinburgh Courses
  • Short Courses

    *APRIL 8th 2020 UPDATE*

    Our short courses are now available to apply for, and will take place online. We have devised the method of delivery.

    Please apply using the links below

    MARCH 18th 2020 UPDATE*

    Our short courses have been approved to be delivered online in these times of social isolation.

    The model for delivery is currently being devised. Keep checking these pages for updates.

    Short courses will give you hands-on experience, access to industry knowledge, professional equipment and a host of other useful skills and knowledge. On successful completion, you will be awarded a completion certificate and throughout the whole process you will receive guidance and support from one of AMS’s specialist trainers.


  • Creative Industries

    Accredited by Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) Higher, it is written and developed by industry specialists with education professionals, with regular updates to mirror the developments within the music industry. It allows for further progression on to a higher level of study and expanding career opportunities.

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  • Higher National Diploma in Music

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

  • BA (Hons) Music and Sound

    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 recognised industry experience backed up with qualifications. Validated by the University of West London, the course has been developed to mirror the modern music industry, allowing students to learn the skills to become independent, multi-skilled music practitioners, fluent with various forms of multi-media. We provide the time, space and the opportunity to develop your own sound and work on your material alongside gaining valuable vocational skills.

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Notable Bands & Artists
Lewis Capaldi (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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