Upcoming Open Days.

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.

Interested? Find out more at an Open Day in 2020.


Glasgow 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 or alternatively contact either centres via:


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


  • Glasgow
  • Higher National Diploma in Music

    Specialist music course for modern musicians

    Join the thousands of students that have studied music with the Academy of Music & Sound over the last 25 years. Our city centre facilities in Edinburgh and Glasgow boast teaching rooms, rehearsal rooms, mac suites, recording studios and a team of professional music tutors. Our unique selling point has always been supporting students with their chosen pathway, this year we are thrilled to announce that we are now offering Hip-Hop & Rap as a pathway on our HND Music course.

    Learn from the pros

    All our tutors and staff are working in music, and our courses are both delivered by and written by musicians. With that comes a great community, common goals and an immediate industry focus that you won’t get at your run of the mill college.

    If you’re serious about your music, and want to take your creativity to the next level whilst studying an accredited undergraduate pathway then the HNC in Music could be for you.


    Many of our past students are now working in music, check out our alumni page to find out more.

    Fully accredited and internationally recognised

    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.

  • M.Mus Popular Music Performance

    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 tuition to expand and develop your competitive edge, and gain academic recognition to explore theories and ideas.

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