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Are you interested in business and music? Do you want to learn about what goes on behind the scenes to make a band successful?

This qualification is the starting point for those interested in music business. The NPA will develop your knowledge of the UK music industry using problem-based learning approaches as well as creative and problem-based learning. The course covers careers and organisations within the UK music industry, how promotion can help a band gain a larger audience and also how to protect music through copyright.



Level SCQF 6

Delivery Virtual Schools Timetable


Location Highland Council Virtual Schools

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

  • Introduction to the UK Music Industry
  • Promotion in the Music Industry
  • There is one optional unit:   Intellectual property


What next...

On successful completion of this course you may like to apply for our full time college course: NC Music at SCQF level 5 or 6.

You can continue to study music with our BA(Hons) Applied Music programme.


Entry requirements...


You will require a pass  at  National  5  level,  be able to demonstrate  a  keen interest in Business or Creative Industries and have a satisfactory reference.