The districts across Glasgow have their own unique personalities and hidden gems, from their ever-evolving food and drink scene to the iconic architecture. It boasts more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs and 7 cinemas. The music capital of Scotland, Glasgow is a recognised UNESCO City of Music. Paired with its unrivaled cutting-edge art scene Glasgow, has an abundance of expression and creativity.

2020 update

Of course, coronavirus has impacted many local venues and arts centres, but with several of them having recently received funding, we’re sure Glasgow 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.

Glasgow 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!

    • Edinburgh – edinburgh@academyofmusic.ac.uk
    • Glasgow – glasgow@academyofmusic.ac.uk

     

  • Glasgow
  • 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

  • M.Mus Popular Music Performance

    Masters

    Postgraduate M.Mus in Popular Music Performance, validated by London College of Music.

    Specialise in your desired topic in-depth, explore theories and ideas, and refine your craft on this taught Masters. Eligible for postgraduate student finance.
    In partnership with the London College of Music and University of West London, this qualification has been developed to address the needs of contemporary musicians on a practical, academic and professional basis delivered by highly qualified professionals active in the music industry. Explore in-depth an area of musicianship that interests you, combine practical and academic study with extensive ensemble work and individual guidance to expand and develop your competitive edge, and gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas.

    Our masters course is available available online as a distanced learning programme with AMSonline

Notable Bands & Artists
Primal Scream • Chvrches • Mogwai
Transport Links
Edinburgh Train 50 mins Drive 60 mins • Perth Train 80 mins Drive 60 mins
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TRNSMT Festival • Electric Fields Festival • Celtic Connections
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