Summary

This course is designed for anyone identifying as female who wishes to enhance their knowledge, network, and toolkit with the aim of being employed in the music industry in any capacity.  

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Delivered: Online or In-Person

The Course

This course will be hosted by industry experts sharing their valuable insights from their time in the music industry. 

As the music industry is complex, diverse , and multi-dimensional it can be difficult to know what path to choose or even what path is right for you. 

If you want to be involved in the  music industry, then this course will help you identify and begin to develop the skills you need to effectively compete in the music job market.  

Taught by industry professionals, the course explores the different career opportunities in the music industry which are of interest to you. 

Together, we match these opportunities to your current skills and qualities in whatever areas interest you most.

We spend time creating your music CV and discuss how to perfect your interview technique. We explore what it’s like to be employed in the music industry. You will also take an in-depth look at various music management roles and create your own artist development plan.  

Our course is SQA accredited. On successful completion, you’ll also receive a SQA Employability Award and a SQA certificate in “Music Management”.  

What are you waiting for? As this is a FREE course, spaces are very limited, so don’t wait around and miss out.

Equipment Needed

  • Notepad and Pen

In Partnership with

Course FAQ's

All of our free short courses are accessible to those currently residing in Scotland and available to those aged fourteen and above. 

We often get this question but honestly, there’s no catch. One of the main reasons we can deliver a variety of free courses is through our partnership with Fife College which we are very honored to be working alongside.

Our free short-course delivery is now over six years long and we have issued qualifications to over two thousand students!

Your Scottish Candidate Number (SCN) is displayed directly under your name on any formal certification you’ve been given after your exams in High School or if you’ve achieved qualifications from a HE or FE college or university.

If you cannot find your SCN number you can reach out to the SQA for assistance

If you are studying at home you must provide all of the equipment in order to facilitate your studies. If you are studying at one of our centres in person we recommend looking at the equipment specifications list so you can start day one prepared and ready!

You are more than welcome to participate in our short courses even if you are undergoing full-time studies elsewhere. We do recommend that you check the dates of the course so they do not conflict with your other studies and that you make sure you aren’t overloading yourself with too much work.

All modules are delivered in partnership with the SQA. You can find full descriptions of these modules online via the SQA website.

  • F78910 Dealing with Work Situations
  • F78810 Responsibilities of Employment
  • F78710 Building Own Employability Skills
  • F78610 Preparing for Employment: First Steps
  • F8LG12 Music: Management in the Music Industry
  • G9CY44 Employability Award
  • SCTECH LDU Computer Technology
  • SCREPR Creative Project
  • SENTAC Enterprise Activity

As this is an academic course in partnership with Fife College and the SQA our courses do have paperwork and assignments to complete, this helps us determine your level of understanding so we can help you develop and deepen your knowledge

All courses are different; your course tutor can provide further detail for additional information.

Participating in courses that you may already be familiar with can be a great way of continuing your own CPD (continual personal development)

Although you may be experienced, adding additional qualifications can be a great way of showing other institutions or employers that you take your own development seriously.

Furthermore, you have the potential to meet like-minded individuals who all share the same passion as you. Ultimately, it’s up to you!

It’s always best to attend as much as you can however we do understand that opportunities or sometimes life gets in the way. All we do is recommend that we ask you to contact us as soon as possible so we can notify the tutor and support staff.

This is so that we can make sure tutors have a plan or are aware so they can help you catch up with any lessons you’ve missed.

We love chatting to potential students, if you’d like to contact us you are welcome to email shortcourses@academyofmusic.ac.uk

Course dates

Online Weekend Classes

  • Dates: Saturday 19th November to Saturday 7th January 2023
  • Duration: Every Saturday for 6 weeks
  • Time: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Please Note: Classes will finish up on December 17th for the festive break & will return on January 7th
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What People Say

Anonymous

I enjoyed meeting and collaborating with like-minded women in the industry. The course provided a safe space for discussions led by the tutor.

Anonymous

The course allowed me to explore new areas of my career with the support of the tutor and other students. Group discussions were a really highlight, helping me build my confidence and make new connections in the music industry

Anonymous

Staff were great, space was amazing and full of creativity, do this course if you’ve got time!

Anonymous

I’ve certainly expanded on my musical network thanks to this course including those that participated alongside me. Thanks to everyone involved.

Common Questions About AMS

AMS is an independent music academy specialising in post-16 music performance and production education. We prepare students for a career in the modern music industry with recognised qualifications, with options to study in-centre or online.

We have a variety! You can view all of our active short-courses here – https://www.academyofmusic.ac.uk/short-course-information/

Of course! We always recommend checking the events page as you can sign up for one of our Open Events that give you a comprehensive taster of what it’s like being a student at AMS however, if you’d like to know right away you are welcome to contact our Glasgow office on glasgow@academyofmusic.ac.uk

You are more than welcome to drop by and visit the centre any time however so we can ensure that all of our attention is on you (it can get really busy from time to time!) if you could call in advance, a member of our team will book time for your visit.

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